Brad Schimel (R) Picture: Attorney General Brad SchimelAttorney General

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2014 Election Notes and Background

Attorney General Schimel was first elected Waukesha County District Attorney in 2006 and to his current post in 2014.

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

Volunteers for Agriculture ($5,067) and Wisconsin Right to Life PAC ($155) made independent expenditures favoring Schimel. Committee for Justice & Fairness - Wisconsin ($783,812), Fair Wisconsin Inc. ($8,327), We Are Wisconsin Political Fund ($129,994) and Workers' Voice ($81,450) supported his opponent.

Rule of Law Project (estimated $185,000) and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (estimated $1.5 million) spent undisclosed sums on "issue ads" supporting Schimel. Greater Wisconsin Committee (estimated $1.2 million) spent undisclosed sums in opposition.

2014 Campaign Finance Summary
Schimel
Raised: $1,375,410 - Spent: $1,364,110
Vote: 51.5% - Cost/Vote: $1.13
Disclosed Independent Backing: $5,222
Estimated Issue Ad Spending: $1.685 million
Happ
Raised: $1,012,510 - Spent: $990,229
Vote: 45.4% - Cost/Vote: $0.93
Disclosed Independent Backing: $1,003,582
Estimated Issue Ad Spending: $1.2 million
 
Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/13** $4,262
Self $50,000
Under $100 $87,392
$100 or more $1,031,062
PACs & Parties $206,252
Other Income $704

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.
**Beginning of candidate's election cycle.

 
Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/13-12/31/14**
Interest Amount
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $151,262.36
Manufacturing & Distributing $149,165.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $129,643.00
Political/Ideological $121,474.08
Construction $115,785.00
Business $83,394.00
Banking & Finance $82,582.24
Real Estate $80,744.10
Insurance $42,952.50
Transportation $36,100.00
Agriculture $30,950.00
Health Professionals $29,601.24
Natural Resources $29,410.00
Road Construction $27,975.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $27,109.46
Civil servant/public employee $20,850.50
Health Services/Institutions $20,849.88
Non-Profit/Social Services $12,305.00
Education $12,165.00
Energy $11,937.50
Telecommunications & Computers $10,555.00
Unknown $6,610.00
Labor Unions $2,000.00
Defense $125.00

* 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.

**Dates coincide with candidate's election cycle.

 
Top Contributors
2013-2014
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Schimel, Brad David Waukesha, WI Candidate/Waukesha County DA $50,000
Michels Family Hartland, WI Michels Corp/Rob's Riverwood Salon & Spa $25,000
Kern, Robert & Patricia Waukesha, WI Generac Corp $20,000
Hendricks Family Janesville, WI ABC Supply Co $19,250
Couri, Gerald & Judith Waukesha, WI Couri Insurance Agency $15,000
Menard, John Jr & Christopher Colfax, WI Menards Inc $10,100
Gentine, Louis & Michele Elkhart Lake, WI Sargento Inc $10,000
Wells, K Richard Milwaukee, WI Boyle, Boyle & Boyle $10,000
Schuette, Thomas & Connie Wausau, WI Wausau Homes $8,750
Bohrer Family Brookfield, WI Sobek's Resort/Hays Companies/Hastings Air Energy $7,700

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