Wisconsin Republican statewide candidates and officeholders have spent $20.7 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among statewide officials and candidates, Tim Michels has spent more than any other Republican.
Michels is running for Governor of Wisconsin in 2022. Michels raised $12.0 million and spent $10.6 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and July 25, 2022. According to Wisconsin Ethics Commission reports, Michels spent the most money with the following individual payees and PACs.
Tim Michels’s Top 10 Payees, (1/1/2021 – 7/25/2022)
Of the $10.6 million in reported expenditures, $10.2 million went to these 10 payees:
|$8,333,487||Ad Victory LLC||ENTITY|
|$237,653||Red Maverick Media LLC||ENTITY|
|$163,056||Something Else Strategies LLC||ENTITY|
|$122,000||Public Opinion Strategies LLC||ENTITY|
|$97,659||Ls Consulting LLC||ENTITY|
|$62,177||Leverage Public Strategies||ENTITY|
|$38,196||Cls Services Inc||ENTITY|
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 Tim Michels’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|
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