Wisconsin Democratic candidates have raised $5.6 million more than Republicans

In Wisconsin, state-level candidates have raised $26.6 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Mar. 21, 2022. Democratic candidates have raised $12.9 million and Republican candidates have raised $7.3 million. 

Wisconsin Campaign Finance Snapshot (1/1/2021 – 3/21/2022)

Top 10 Democratic candidates, by donations (1/1/2021 – 3/21/2022)

In the 2022 election cycle, 126 state-level Democrats have filed campaign finance reports with the Wisconsin Ethics Commission. Here are the 10 Democratic candidates who have raised the most.

RankDemocratic CandidateTotal Raised
1.Tony Evers$10,383,804.02
2.Josh Kaul$1,093,446.17
3.Melissa Winker$154,691.68
4.Mandela Barnes$107,813.05
5.Steve Doyle$99,607.03
6.Sara Rodriguez$95,183.40
7.Jeff Smith$63,317.53
8.Deb Andraca$63,289.54
9.Angelito Tenorio$51,178.00
10.Janet Bewley$44,438.00

Top 10 Republican candidates, by donations (1/1/2021 – 3/21/2022)

During the same time period, 146 Republicans have filed campaign finance reports with the Wisconsin Ethics Commission. These are the 10 Republican candidates with the highest reported donations for the 2022 election cycle so far.

RankRepublican CandidateTotal raised
1.Rebecca Kleefisch$3,380,231.15
2.Ryan Owens$408,327.10
3.Patrick Testin$249,413.74
4.John Jagler$221,593.33
5.Howard Marklein$197,658.21
6.Roger Roth$183,174.00
7.Devin Lemahieu$178,627.00
8.Dale Kooyenga$172,322.11
9.Robin Vos$131,870.62
10.Ben Voelkel$116,019.33

In some states, officeholders may accept donations to their campaign accounts when they are not up for election. Those donations are included in candidate campaign finance numbers.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Wisconsin candidate PACs submitted to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission. 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.