Wisconsin Democratic candidates have raised $221,896 more than Republicans

In Wisconsin, state-level candidates have raised $77.5 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and Aug. 31, 2022. Democratic candidates have raised $35.3 million and Republican candidates have raised $35.1 million. 

Wisconsin Campaign Finance Snapshot (1/1/2021 – 8/21/2022)

Top 10 Democratic candidates, by donations (1/1/2021 – 8/21/2022)

In the 2022 election cycle, 203 state-level Democrats have filed campaign finance reports with the Wisconsin Ethics Commission. Here are the 10 Democratic candidates who have raised the most.

RankDemocratic CandidateTotal Raised
1.Tony Evers$26,110,543.41
2.Josh Kaul$2,938,305.65
3.Steve Doyle$716,370.89
4.Sara Rodriguez$529,419.84
5.Katrina Shankland$403,569.75
6.Gillian Battino$375,125.63
7.Jeff Smith$276,753.95
8.Melissa Winker$154,691.68
9.Kelly Westlund$153,891.48
10.Peng Her$132,635.45

Top 10 Republican candidates, by donations (1/1/2021 – 8/21/2022)

During the same time period, 146 Republicans have filed campaign finance reports with the Wisconsin Ethics Commission. These are the 10 Republican candidates with the highest reported donations for the 2022 election cycle so far.

RankRepublican CandidateTotal raised
1.Tim Michels$16,199,598.48
2.Rebecca Kleefisch$8,012,671.47
3.Adam M Jarchow$576,204.48
4.Roger Roth$543,794.34
5.Kevin Nicholson$502,312.53
6.Ryan Owens$450,353.35
7.Patrick Testin$428,547.28
8.Devin Lemahieu$360,421.54
9.Eric Toney$333,741.45
10.Howard Marklein$328,899.16

In some states, officeholders may accept donations to their campaign accounts when they are not up for election. Those donations are included in candidate campaign finance numbers.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Wisconsin candidate 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.

Report NameReport Due Date
2022 Jan Semiannual1/18/2022
2022 Spring Pre-Primary2/7/2022
2022 Spring Pre-Election3/28/2022
2022 Jul Semiannual7/15/2022
2022 Fall Pre-Primary8/1/2022
2022 Sept Data9/27/2022
2022 Fall Pre-General10/31/2022
2023 Jan Semiannual1/7/2023

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.