These are the most expensive contested elections in the Wisconsin State Assembly

Elections for all 99 seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly will take place on Nov. 8, 2022. Republicans hold a 57-38 majority heading into the election.

This article details the five most expensive contested general elections in the State Assembly.

This information comes from candidate reports to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission covering the period of Jan. 1, 2021, through Aug. 31, 2022.

Five general elections with the most fundraising

#1 District 94 – $760,630

Incumbent Steve Doyle (D) raised $716,371 and Ryan Huebsch (R) raised $44,260.

#2 District 71 – $449,619

Incumbent Katrina Shankland (D) raised $403,570 and Scott Soik (R) raised $46,049.

#3 District 63 – $412,189

Incumbent Robin Vos (R) raised $305,441, Adam Steen (R) raised $105,967, and Joel Jacobsen (D) raised $782.

#4 District 32 – $148,695

Incumbent Tyler August (R) raised $148,495 and Adam Jaramillo (D) raised $200.

#5 District 64 – $124,694

Incumbent Tip McGuire (D) raised $115,430 and Ed Hibsch (R) raised $9,264.

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. Data from additional reports due in between the deadlines below are published along with the reports listed here.

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.