In Wisconsin, Gov. Tony Evers is the number one fundraiser in state politics in the 2022 election cycle so far. According to campaign finance reports made to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission, the governor received $26,110,543 in total contributions and spent $23,324,064 between January 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022. Evers is running for re-election in 2022.
Gov. Evers is a member of the Democratic Party and first assumed office in 2019.
Contributions to Gov. Evers
Of the $26.1 million already reported in the 2022 election cycle, 34.9 percent came from the top 10 donors.
Top Donors to Gov. Evers (1/1/2021 – 8/31/2022)
|Rank||Total Amount||Donor Name||Donor Type|
|1.||$8,341,869.43||Democratic Party of Wisconsin – Seg Fund||ENTITY|
|2.||$86,000.00||American Federation of Teachers Cope Federal||ENTITY|
|3.||$86,000.00||Democratic Governors Association Federal||ENTITY|
|4.||$86,000.00||Engineers Political Education Committee||ENTITY|
|6.||$86,000.00||National Democratic Redistricting PAC Federal||ENTITY|
|7.||$86,000.00||SEIU COPE – Federal||ENTITY|
|8.||$86,000.00||Service and Hospitality Workers Union PAC||ENTITY|
|9.||$86,000.00||Ua Union Plumbers & Pipefitters Vote! PAC||ENTITY|
|10.||$83,500.00||American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees AFSCME Federal||ENTITY|
Expenditures by Gov. Evers
On the expenditures side, Gov. Evers reported $23.3 million, with 24.7 percent of all spending going to the 10 payees topping the list.
Top Expenditures by Gov. Evers (1/1/2021 – 8/8/2022)
|Rank||Total Amount||Payee Name||Payee Type|
|1.||$14,242,860.36||Strother Nuckels Strategies||ENTITY|
|2.||$1,488,141.05||Democratic Party of Wisconsin – Seg Fund||ENTITY|
|5.||$656,595.47||New Blue Interactive LLC||ENTITY|
|8.||$389,202.81||Path to Victory LLC||ENTITY|
How Gov. Evers’s fundraising compares to other governors
Among elected officials holding the same level of state office, fundraising varies widely. A number of factors, including whether an incumbent officeholder is running for reelection, influence donor activity. Here is how fundraising by Wisconsin Gov. Evers compares to the 10 other governors with campaign finance data available from Transparency USA in 2022:
Fundraising reported by 11 U.S. governors in the 2022 election cycle
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Wisconsin 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.
|Name of Report||Reporting Period||Deadline|
|2022 Jan Semiannual||7/1/21 – 12/31/21||1/18/2022|
|Spring Pre-Primary||1/1/22 – 1/31/22||2/7/2022|
|Spring Pre-Election||2/1/22 – 3/21/22||3/28/2022|
|July Semiannual||3/22/22 – 6/30/22||7/15/2022|
|Fall Pre-Primary||7/1/22 – 7/25/22||8/1/2022|
|Sept Data||7/26/22 – 8/31/22||9/27/2022|
|Fall Pre-General||9/1/22 – 10/24/22||10/31/2022|
|2023 Jan Semiannual||7/1/22 – 12/31/22||1/17/2023|
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.