DPW Segregated Fund outraises every other Wisconsin PAC with $12.45 million

In Wisconsin, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin (DPW) Segregated Fund has raised more than any other non-candidate political action committee (PAC) in the 2022 election cycle so far. According to the most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Wisconsin Ethics Commission, the DPW Segregated Fund raised $12.45 million and spent $XX million between Jan. 1, 2021 and Mar. 21, 2022. 

In Wisconsin politics, donations to the DPW Segregated Fund represent 42.97 percent of the $28.99 million all Wisconsin state-level PACs have raised. Here are the DPW Segregated Fund’s top donors and recipients, as reported to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission.

Donations to the DPW Segregated Fund

Of the $12,453,538 raised in the 2022 election cycle, 62.47 percent came from the DPW Segregated Fund’s top 10 donors.

Top Donations to the DPW Segregated Fund (1/1/2021 – 3/21/2022)

RankTotal AmountDonor NameDonor Type
1.$2,381,020.22Karla T JurvetsonINDIVIDUAL
2.$1,480,000.00Sage WeilINDIVIDUAL
3.$960,000.00Elise LawsonINDIVIDUAL
4.$750,000.00George SorosINDIVIDUAL
5.$608,237.10Tony EversENTITY
6.$490,000.00Reid HoffmanINDIVIDUAL
7.$300,000.00Florida Democratic PartyENTITY
8.$290,000.00Lynde B UihleinINDIVIDUAL
9.$270,000.00Robert PriceINDIVIDUAL
10.$250,000.00JB PritzkerINDIVIDUAL

Expenditures by the DPW Segregated Fund

On the expenditures side, the DPW Segregated Fund reported $7,843,750, with 87.4 percent of all spending going to the 10 payees topping the list. Payees include both contribution recipients and vendors, as filed by the PAC.

Top DPW Segregated Fund Payees (1/1/2021 – 3/21/2022)

RankTotal AmountPayee NamePayee Type
1.$2,931,481.29Tony EversENTITY
2.$951,000.46Jill UnderlyENTITY
3.$915,363.01Democratic Party of Wisconsin (Federal Account)ENTITY
4.$903,091.49DPW Federal AccountENTITY
5.$552,869.74Paychex of New York LLCENTITY
6.$204,758.49Davis for JudgeENTITY
7.$118,679.26Cavalier Johnson CampaignENTITY
8.$113,965.00Weymouth WatsonENTITY
9.$83,666.00Strategy Group for MediaENTITY
10.$80,934.60Scasey CommunicationsENTITY

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 NameReport Due Date
2022 Jan Semiannual1/18/2022
2022 Spring Pre-Primary2/7/2022
2022 Spring Pre-Election3/28/2022
2022 Jul Semiannual7/15/2022
2022 Fall Pre-Primary8/1/2022
2022 Sept Data9/27/2022
2022 Fall Pre-General10/31/2022
2023 Jan Semiannual1/7/2023

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.




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