$359,986 was spent with USPS from Wisconsin campaign accounts

In Wisconsin, state-level candidates and political organizations have spent $359,986 from their campaign accounts on services from the United States Postal Service in the 2022 election cycle so far. USPS received 0.43 percent of all 84.6 million in reported expenditures

According to Wisconsin Ethics Committee reports, here are the top candidates and groups that have spent campaign funds with USPS between Jan. 1, 2021, and Jun. 30, 2022.

Top 10 Wisconsin candidates and political organizations spending money with USPS

Of the $359,986 spent with USPS, 56.2 percent came from these 10 campaign accounts.

Top Campaign Expenditures with USPS (1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022)

RankTotal Paid to USPSNameAccount Type
1.$125,311.19Americans for Prosperity*Non-Candidate Committee or Group
2.$17,247.90Tony EversCandidate Committee
3.$12,350.13Josh KaulCandidate Committee
4.$12,264.00Kevin PetersenCandidate Committee
5.$9,781.00Committee to Elect a Republican SenateNon-Candidate Committee or Group
6.$6,924.08Louis J Molepske JrCandidate Committee
7.$6,742.00Rep Assembly Campaign Com RaccNon-Candidate Committee or Group
8.$6,697.70Scott CorbettCandidate Committee
9.$4,833.00Steve DoyleCandidate Committee
10.$4,327.12Roger RothCandidate Committee
*Americans for Prosperity, a 501(c)(4) advocacy group, is classified as an “unregistered express advocacy” group by the Wisconsin Ethics Commission. This group appears twice on this list in the Transparency USA database because these expenditures have unique identifiers in the state’s dataset. They are included as a single entity for this article.

Campaign expenditures with USPS in eight states

Here is how spending with USPS in Wisconsin compares to other states with the most recent report data available from Transparency USA for the 2021-2022 election cycle:

Comparison of total spent with USPS, by state

RankStateExpenditures with USPSTotal Reported Expenditures% of Total ExpendituresAvailable Reporting Period
1California$15,081,328$1,226,617,6541.23%1/1/2021 – 5/21/2022
2Pennsylvania$2,783,385$520,342,0530.53%1/1/2021 – 6/16/2022
3Texas$2,296,493$558,195,683.200.41%1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022
4Michigan$516,804$164,128,118.560.31%1/1/2021 – 7/20/2022
5Wisconsin$359,986$84,579,752.310.43%1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022
6North Carolina$275,000$57,297,691.780.48%1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022
7Indiana$118,005$34,302,447.740.34%1/1/2021 – 6/30/2022
8Ohio$58,235$71,355,093.800.08%1/1/2021 – 6/3/2022

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Wisconsin PACs submitted to the Wisconsin Ethics Committee. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

Name of ReportReporting PeriodDeadline
2022 Jan Semiannual7/1/21 – 12/31/211/18/2022
Spring Pre-Primary1/1/22 – 1/31/222/7/2022
Spring Pre-Election2/1/22 – 3/21/223/28/2022
July Semiannual3/22/22 – 6/30/227/15/2022
Fall Pre-Primary7/1/22 – 7/25/228/1/2022
Sept Data7/26/22 – 8/31/229/27/2022
Fall Pre-General9/1/22 – 10/24/2210/31/2022
2023 Jan Semiannual7/1/22 – 12/31/221/17/2023

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.