Jeff Smith spent more than any other Democratic State Senate candidate or officeholder in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Democratic State Senate candidates and officeholders have spent $502,238 during the 2022 election cycle. Among state senators and candidates, Jeff Smith has spent more than any other Democrat.

Smith is the representative for Wisconsin State Senate District 31 and is running for re-election in 2022. Smith raised $219,569 and spent $41,950 between Jan. 1, 2021, and July 25, 2022. According to Wisconsin Ethics Commission reports, Smith spent the most money with the following individual payees and PACs.

Jeff Smith’s Top 10 Payees, (1/1/2021 – 7/25/2022)

Of the $41,950 in reported expenditures, $40,229 went to these 10 payees:

Total Expenditures Name Type
$27,667 Wisconsin State Senate Democratic Committee ENTITY
$4,426 Johnson Litho Graphics ENTITY
$3,137 Actblue Wisconsin* CONDUIT
$1,600 Ngp Van Inc ENTITY
$1,173 United States Postal Service ENTITY
$865 Young Blood Beer Company ENTITY
$670 Ambient Inks ENTITY
$300 Glass Will ENTITY
$209 Google ENTITY
$183 Wisconsin Hospitals PAC ENTITY

*A PAC is a group that spends money on elections. Conduit PACs, such as ActBlue, are a subset of non-candidate PACs through which individuals can donate to candidate PACs.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Wisconsin PACs submitted to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission. Political expenditures that are not controlled by candidates or their campaigns, known as satellite spending, are not included in candidate totals. 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.

See updates to Jeff Smith’s campaign finance data after the next reports are available.

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.