Senator Randy Hopper (R) Fond du LacPicture: Senator Randy HopperSenate District 18

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2008 Election Notes and Background

Senator Hopper was first elected to the Senate in 2008.

He was unopposed in the primary and faced Democratic opposition in the general election.

NRA Political Victory Fund ($1,525) and Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($5) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Hopper. Advancing Wisconsin ($28,464), Fair Wisconsin PAC ($114), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin ($92), Planned Parenthood Votes ($476), Winnebagoland Uniserv PAC ($2,900) and Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters ($258) made independent expenditures supporting his opponent.

Building a Stronger Wisconsin spent undisclosed amounts on "issue ads" opposing Senator Hopper.

2008 Campaign Finance Summary
Hopper
Raised: $237,854 - Spent: $226,900
Vote: 50.1% - Cost/Vote: $5.41
Independent Backing: $1,530
King
Raised: $201,952 - Spent: $200,741
Vote: 49.9% - Cost/Vote: $4.81
Independent Backing: $32,305
Hopper’s Committee Assignments

2009-2010: Children and Families and Workforce Development; Education; Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform and Housing; Small Business, Emergency Preparedness, Technical Colleges and Consumer Protection; Joint Review Criminal Penalties.

2007-2008: Not yet elected.

Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/05 $0
Self $22,000
Under $100 $10,712
$100 or more $163,405
PACs & Parties $41,737
Other Income $0
WECF** $0
**voluntary spending limit system.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.


Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/05-12/31/08
In-District Out-District
$70,595 (43.2%) $92,810 (56.8%)
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/05-12/31/08
Interest Amount
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $27,151.00
Construction $22,384.00
Banking & Finance $18,850.00
Health Professionals $17,745.00
Insurance $17,405.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $15,175.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $11,613.14
Business $9,700.00
Health Services/Institutions $8,945.00
Political/Ideological $8,610.00
Real Estate $7,825.00
Road Construction $7,350.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $6,250.00
Agriculture $5,940.00
Telecommunications & Computers $5,674.00
Unknown $4,025.00
Energy $3,600.00
Transportation $2,150.00
Education $1,150.00
Civil servant/public employee $1,100.00
Natural Resources $1,050.00
Labor Unions $1,000.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $450.00
*Excludes any returned and self contributions.

Top Contributors
2005-2008
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Hopper, Randy Fond du Lac, WI Legislator/Mountain Dog Media $22,000
Michels Family Brownsville, WI Michels Corp $5,250
Ahern Family Fond du Lac, WI JF Ahern Co $3,000
Denby, Wade & Stephanie Mahomet, IL Busey Bank/Burke, Warren, et al $2,000
Dunn, Robert & Julie Madison, WI Retired $2,000
Hopper, William & Marilyn Woodruff, WI Retired $2,000
Kennedy, Jack & Diane Snowmass Village, CO Retired $2,000
Lange, Louie & Colleen Fond du Lac, WI Commonwealth Development Corp
of America
$2,000
Powers, Bill & Carolyn Beverly Hills, CA Retired $2,000
Stayer, Ralph & Shelley Fond du Lac, WI Johnsonville Foods $2,000

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