In Wisconsin politics, non-candidate political action committees (PACs) have received $22.6 million in total donations between January 1, 2021, and January 31, 2022. The top 10 PACs raised more than $15.6 million, or 69 percent of all donations made to state-level PACs.
These are the top 10 PACs in Wisconsin state-level politics in the 2022 election cycle, according to the most recent campaign finance reports submitted to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission:
Top 10 Wisconsin PACs (1/1/2021 – 1/31/2022)
|Rank||Donor Name||Total Donations|
|1||Democratic Party of Wisconsin – Seg Fund||$8,139,012|
|2||Rep Assembly Campaign Com Racc – Seg Fund||$1,685,843|
|3||Republican Party of Wisconsin – Seg Fund||$1,521,015|
|4||Committee to Elect a Republican Senate – Seg Fund||$1,005,628|
|5||A Better Wisconsin Together Political Fund||$860,228|
|6||Assembly Democratic Camp Comm – Seg Fund||$684,127|
|7||Operating Engineers 139 PAC||$525,100|
|9||State Senate Democratic Comm – Seg Fund||$413,277|
A PAC is broadly defined as a group that spends money on elections. They may be established and administered by corporations, labor unions, membership organizations, or trade associations.
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Wisconsin PACs submitted to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.
|Report Name||Report Due Date|
|2022 Jan Semiannual||1/18/2022|
|2022 Spring Pre-Primary||2/7/2022|
|2022 Spring Pre-Election||3/28/2022|
|2022 Jul Semiannual||7/15/2022|
|2022 Fall Pre-Primary||8/1/2022|
|2022 Sept Data||9/27/2022|
|2022 Fall Pre-General||10/31/2022|
|2023 Jan Semiannual||1/7/2023|
This article is a joint publication from Ballotpedia and Transparency USA, who are working together to provide campaign finance information for state-level elections. Learn more about our work here.