Senator Tom Tiffany (R) HazelhurstPicture: Senator Tom TiffanySenate District 12

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2012 Election Notes and Background

Senator Tiffany was first elected to the Assembly in 2010 and to the Senate in 2012.

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

Corn PAC ($395) made independent expenditures favoring Senator Tiffany. Workers' Voice ($203) made independent expenditures supporting his opponent.

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (estimated $100,000) spent undisclosed sums on "issue ads" supporting Senator Tiffany.

2012 Campaign Finance Summary
Tiffany
Raised: $260,884 - Spent: $250,476
Vote: 56.2% - Cost/Vote: $4.89
Disclosed Independent Spending: $395
Estimated "Issue Ad" Spending: $100,000
Sommer
Raised: $45,682 - Spent: $49,996
Vote: 40.5% - Cost/Vote: $1.36
Disclosed Independent Spending: $203
Estimated "Issue Ad" Spending: $0
Tiffany’s Committee Assignments

2013-2014: Agriclulture, Small Business and Tourism; Natural Resources; Workforce Development, Forestry, Mining and Revenue (Chair); Joint Review of Administrative Rules; Joint Survey on Tax Exemptions.

2011-2012: Member of the Assembly.


Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/11** $10,433
Self $0
Under $100 $21,701
$100 or more $220,383
PACs & Parties $18,270
Other Income $530
**Elected to the Assembly in 2010.

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.


Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/11-12/31/12**
In-District Out-District
$73,729 (33.5%) $146,654 (66.5%)

*Includes all contributions from contributors of $100 or more to the candidate in a calendar year.
Excludes any returned and self contributions.
**Elected to the Assembly in 2010.

Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/11-12/31/12**
Interest Amount
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $29,300.00
Road Construction $22,050.00
Construction $18,750.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $17,600.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $17,277.00
Natural Resources $16,451.75
Banking & Finance $14,725.00
Health Professionals $13,750.00
Business $12,055.00
Health Services/Institutions $11,920.00
Agriculture $11,570.00
Political/Ideological $9,710.22
Insurance $8,695.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $8,638.86
Energy $6,915.00
Real Estate $5,300.00
Transportation $5,100.00
Unknown $3,425.00
Civil servant/public employee $1,500.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $1,500.00
Education $1,100.00
Telecommunications & Computers $960.00
Labor Unions $250.00

*Individual contributions includes all contributions from contributors of $100 or more to the candidate in a calendar year.
Committee contributions of any amount are included. Any returned and self contributions are excluded.
**Elected to the Assembly in 2010.

Top Contributors
2001-2012
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Pitlik Family Eagle River, WI Pitlik & Wick/Pitlik Sand Beach Resort $13,700
Connor Family Minneapolis, MN Nicolet Hardwoods/Nicolet Minerals $6,400
Klune, Edward & Susan Merrill, WI Retired $6,000
Shannon Family Milwaukee, WI Shannon Sales Inc $5,750
Musson, Timothy & Nadine Rhinelander, WI Musson Bros Inc/Dolson Inc $5,500
Nelson, Paul & Kelly Tomahawk, WI Nelson's Supermarket/French's Homestead Veterinary $5,500
Macintosh, Robert & Betty Lakewood, WI Nicolet Plastics/Aspirus Wausau Hospital $5,365
Walton Family Bentonville, AR Walmart Stores $5,300
Solberg, Trygve & Tula Minocqua, WI Trig's $5,200
Knox Family Cambridge, WI WD Hoard & Sons/Morgan & Myers $5,080

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