A list of all donors who have given the maximum to Rep. Bryan Steil, Republican candidate for Congress in southeastern Wisconsin

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by The Badger Project, The Badger Project
October 31, 2022

Steil is dominating fundraising with big support from big business in the race to retain his U.S. House seat.

By Peter Cameron, THE BADGER PROJECT

Two-term Republican Congressman Bryan Steil, who represents the 1st Congressional District in the southeastern corner of Wisconsin, has outraised his Democratic opponent Ann Roe by millions.

This story also appeared in The Badger Project

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Steil has raised about $3.5 million compared to Roe’s $800,000 haul, according to mandatory filings with the Federal Elections Commission. Those figures are accurate up to Oct. 19, the last campaign finance reporting deadline before the election.

Heading into the last couple weeks of the election, Steil had about $1.5 million on hand compared to about $75,000 for Roe.

RAISED SPENT CASH ON HAND
STEIL, BRYAN $3,455,584 $2,288,814 $1,542,273
ROE, ANN $782,008 $705,641 $76,367

As of Oct. 19, 2022.

It’s quite common for the incumbent to outraise challengers by a lot, said Eleanor Neff Powell, a political science professor at UW-Madison.

Industry groups and big business want access to the legislative process, so they donate to incumbents because those candidates are most likely to win, Neff Powell added.

Political groups unaffiliated with the political campaigns can also buy advertising attacking or promoting candidates in the district, but that sort of independent spending has been minimal in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. The National Association of Realtors has spent about $13,000 and the National Rifle Association has spent about $1,400, both on advertising promoting Steil, according to mandatory filings with the FEC.

Notable direct donors to Steil’s campaign who gave the legal maximum include billionaire Republican donor Diane Hendricks of ABC Supply Co. in the Beloit-Janesville area and Judith Faulkner, the CEO of Dane County-based Epic healthcare software, who donates to candidates from both parties.

Steil also received the maximum donation from the Political Action Committees of Allstate Insurance, Deloitte, Northwestern Mutual, Comcast, Morgan Stanley, Prudential, Amazon, Charter Communications, JP Morgan, Wells Fargo, and State Farm.

Federal campaign limits allow an individual to give a candidate for federal office a maximum of $2,900 per election. Since candidates face a primary and a general, one person can give a total of $5,800 to one candidate per election cycle. A political action committee can give $5,000 per election to a candidate for a total of $10,000 per election cycle.

The Federal Election Campaign Act bans corporations and labor organizations from donating directly to candidates, but they may pay to set up, administer and solicit contributions for their own political action committee. The funds in corporate PACs are usually raised from executives and employees, while those of labor unions are usually raised from members.


The table below lists all donors who have given the maximum to Steil — $10,000 from PACs and $5,800 from individuals — this election cycle, through Oct. 19.

DONOR CITY STATE EMPLOYER
ACPAC ACA INTERNATIONAL PAC WASHINGTON DC
AICPA PAC DURHAM NC
ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY PAC (ALLPAC) NORTHBROOK IL
ALLY PAC WASHINGTON DC
AMAZON PAC WASHINGTON DC
AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION PAC (BANKPAC) WASHINGTON DC
AMERICAN COUNCIL OF LIFE INSURERS PAC WASHINGTON DC
AMERICAN CRYSTAL SUGAR COMPANY PAC MOORHEAD MN
AMERICAN FINANCIAL SERVICES ASSOCIATION PAC WASHINGTON DC
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants PAC DURHAM NC
AMERICAN INVESTMENT COUNCIL PAC – AIC PAC WASHINGTON DC
AMERICAN LAND TITLE ASSOCIATION TITLE INDUSTRY PAC WASHINGTON DC
BARATTA, JOSEPH NEW YORK NY BLACKSTONE
BAUM, DAVID S. JANESVILLE WI S.S.I. TECHNOLOGIES INC.
BAUM, JUDY SANIBEL FL SELF EMPLOYED
BLAIN GILBERTSON, JANE JANESVILLE WI BLAIN’S FARM & FLEET
BLITZER, DAVID S. NEW YORK NY BLACKSTONE
BMO FINANCIAL CORP GOOD GOVERNANCE FUND CHICAGO IL
BOERKE, DAVID C. MILWAUKEE WI CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD
BUEHL, KARI-ANN JANESVILLE WI HOMEMAKER
BUEHL, TODD JANESVILLE WI ABC SUPPLY
BUILDING BRIDGES PAC ATHENS GA
BUSH, KATHLEEN M. PEWAUKEE WI RETIRED
BUSH, MARK F. PEWAUKEE WI RETIRED
CAPITAL ONE FINANCIAL CORP ASSOC POLITICAL FUND MCLEAN VA
CARR, BRIAN PALM BEACH FL BRIAN CARR
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS INC. PAC STAMFORD CT
CITIGROUP INC. PAC – FEDERAL (CITIGROUP PAC-FEDERAL) WASHINGTON DC
CNH INDUSTRIAL EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNMENT FUND WASHINGTON DC
COMCAST CORPORATION NBCUNIVERSAL PAC PHILADELPHIA PA
COUNCIL OF INSURANCE AGENTS & BROKERS PAC WASHINGTON DC
CULAC THE PAC OF CREDIT UNION NATIONAL ASSOCIATION WASHINGTON DC
CULLEN, CAROL JANESVILLE WI 21ST CENTURY REALTY
CULLEN, DAVID JANESVILLE WI J.P. CULLEN AND SONS
CULLEN, MARK A. JANESVILLE WI JP CULLEN & SONS
DARROW, RUSSELL WEST BEND WI RETIRED
DELOITTE PAC WASHINGTON DC
DERICK, AMY INVERNESS IL DERICK DERMATOLOGY LLC
DERICK, MICHAEL INVERNESS IL DERICK DERMATOLOGY LLC
DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES PAC WASHINGTON DC
DREWRY, CHRISTOPHER R. CHICAGO IL HATHAM & WATKINS LLP
DUHAMEL, WILLIAM F. SAN FRANCISCO CA ROUTE ONE INVESTMENT COMPANY
ERNST & YOUNG PAC WASHINGTON DC
EWALD, THOMAS E. DELAFIELD WI EWALD AUTO DEALER
EYE OF THE TIGER PAC SPRINGFIELD VA
FAULKNER, JUDITH R. MOUNT HOREB WI EPIC
FLEXPOINT MEDIA INC. NEW ALBANY OH
FMR LLC PAC – FEDERAL (FIDELITY PAC) BOSTON MA
FOREST COUNTY POTAWATOMI COMMUNITY CRANDON WI
FOX, BRENT T. JANESVILLE WI HENDRICKS HOLDING COMPANY INC.
GAGE, MARY B. WILLIAMS BAY WI RETIRED
GILBERTSON, MICHAEL O. JANESVILLE WI GA ARCHITECTURE LLC
GO PAC GO ATHENS GA
HARRIS, R. JEFFREY BROOKFIELD WI RETIRED
HAWKINS, JAMES W. JUPITER FL RETIRED
HEGYI, AL SOUTHPORT VA FIRST FINANCIAL
HENDRICKS, DIANE BELOIT WI HENDRICKS HOLDING COMPANY INC
HENDRICKS, KIMBERLEE K. JANESVILLE WI RETIRED
Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America PAC WASHINGTON DC
INNOVATION PAC ALEXANDRIA VA
INT’L UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCAL 139 PEWAUKEE WI
INVESTMENT COMPANY INSTITUTE PAC (ICI PAC) WASHINGTON DC
JENSEN, HOLLY K. MADISON WI RETIRED
JENSEN, JAY S. MADISON WI CLASEN QUALITY CHOCOLATE
JOHNSON, ANN JANESVILLE WI RETIRED
JOHNSON, JIM L. JANESVILLE WI JOHNSON ACQUISITIONS
JONES, PAUL MILWAUKEE WI HARLEY-DAVIDSON
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO. FEDERAL PAC WASHINGTON DC
KENNEDY, DIANE L. JANESVILLE WI RETIRED
KENNEDY, KAREN JANESVILLE WI HOMEMAKER
KENNEDY, STEPHEN M. JANESVILLE WI RETIRED
KENNEDY, WILLIAM E. JANESVILLE WI RETIRED
LEIPOLD, CRAIG RACINE WI MINNESOTA WILD HOCKEY
LEIPOLD, HELEN RACINE WI JOHNSON OUTDOORS
LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY – PAC BOSTON MA
LYONS, PATRICK R. JANESVILLE WI JANESVILLE SAND & GRAVEL CO.
MAJORITY COMMITTEE PAC BAKERSFIELD CA
MASSACHUSETTS MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY PAC SPRINGFIELD MA
MCKENNA, DIAMOND MILTON WI DIAMOND ASSETS
MCKENNA, MIKE MILTON WI DIAMOND ASSETTS
MINAHAN, DANIEL J. FOX POINT WI CONTINENTAL PROPERTIES CO. INC
MINAHAN, SUSAN W. FOX POINT WI RETIRED
MORGAN STANLEY PAC NEW YORK NY
MORTGAGE BANKERS ASSOCIATION PAC WASHINGTON DC
MORTGAGE GUARANTY INSURANCE CORPORATION PAC MILWAUKEE WI
MUTZ, GREGORY T. CHICAGO IL AMLI RESIDENTIAL
NATIONAL ASSOC OF MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANIES PAC INDIANAPOLIS IN
National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors PAC FALLS CHURCH VA
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS PAC (RPAC) CHICAGO IL
NATIONAL VENTURE CAPITAL ASSOCIATION VENTUREPAC WASHINGTON DC
NECAPAC WASHINGTON DC
NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY PAC NEW YORK NY
NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL LIFE INDIVIDUAL PAC MILWAUKEE WI
PEREZ, CATHERINE CHICAGO IL HOMEMAKER
PEREZ, WILLIAM NAPLES FL RETIRED
PINCHUK, LEE J. LAKE FOREST IL HOMEMAKER
PINCHUK, NICHOLAS T. LAKE FOREST IL SNAP-ON INC.
PPG INDUSTRIES INC PAC PITTSBURGH PA
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS PAC WASHINGTON DC
PRINCIPAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY PAC DES MOINES IA
PROSPERITY ACTION INC. PAC JANESVILLE WI
PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL INC. FEDERAL PAC NEWARK NJ
RABINOWITZ, MICHAEL MIAMI BEACH FL MAXIM GROUP LLC
REES-JONES, TREVOR D. DALLAS TX CHIEF OIL AND GAS
REGIONS FINANCIAL CORPORATION PAC WASHINGTON DC
REPUBLICAN GOVERNANCE GROUP TUESDAY GROUP PAC TAMPA FL
ROBINSON, DAVID JANESVILLE WI RETIRED
ROBINSON, REBECCA JANESVILLE WI RETIRED
ROCK HOLDINGS INC. PAC LANSING MI
ROWAN, CAROLYN GREENWICH CT CAROLYN ROWAN COLLECTION
ROWAN, MARC J. GREENWICH CT APOLLO GLOBAL MANAGEMENT
ROWE, JOHN W. NAPLES FL RETIRED
RYAN, PATRICK G. WINNETKA IL INCISENT TECHNOLOGIES
RYAN, SHIRLEY ANN WINNETKA IL HOMEMAKER
SAGUI, GARY PALM BEACH GARDENS FL RETIRED
SCHLIFSKE, JOHN E. ELM GROVE WI NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL
SCHLIFSKE, KIM C. ELM GROVE WI HOMEMAKER
SCHLOEMER, ANDREA MENOMONEE FALLS WI RETIRED
SCHLOEMER, JAMES H. MENOMONEE FALLS WI CONTINENTAL PROPERTIES COMPANY INC.
SCHUH, KONYA D. JANESVILLE WI HENDRICKS COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
SCHUH, MATTHEW JANESVILLE WI SCHUH PLUMBING CONTRACTORS
SCHWARZMAN, CHRISTINE NEW YORK NY RETIRED
SCHWARZMAN, STEPHEN NEW YORK NY BLACKSTONE
SCRIVNER, DOUGLAS LOS ALTOS HILLS CA NOT EMPLOYED
SENTRY INSURANCE A MUTUAL CO FEDERAL PAC STEVENS POINT WI
SENTRY INSURANCE A MUTUAL COMPANY FEDERAL PAC MADISON WI
STATE FARM FEDERAL PAC BLOOMINGTON IL
STEIL VICTORY FUND JANESVILLE WI
STEPHENSON, BETH ATLANTA GA RETIRED
STEPHENSON, SCOTT ATLANTA GA VERISK ANALYTICS
STORY, KENDRA JANESVILLE WI RETIRED
STORY, MICHAEL W. JANESVILLE WI RETIRED
SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL EMPLOYEES PAC (SYNCPAC) STAMFORD CT
THE CAPITAL GROUP COMPANIES INC PAC LOS ANGELES CA
THE CARLYLE GROUP INC. PAC (AKA CARLYLE PAC’) WASHINGTON DC
THRIVENT FINANCIAL FOR LUTHERANS APPLETON WI
TRANSAMERICA CORPORATION PAC WASHINGTON DC
TRIGG, ADAM LARCHMONT NY RBC CAPITAL MARKETS
TRIGG, ERIN LARCHMONT NY DORSEY & WHITNEY LLP
TRUNZO, ANNE BROOKFIELD WI HOMEMAKER
TRUNZO, ROBERT N. BROOKFIELD WI THE CUNA MUTUAL GROUP
UBS AMERICAS INC. PAC (UBS PAC) STAMFORD CT
UIHLEIN, DAVID V. MILWAUKEE WI RETIRED
UPSPAC ATLANTA GA
WALL, TERRENCE R. MIDDLETON WI T. WALL ENTERPRISES
WEHRLE, H B. III CHARLESTON WV RETIRED
Wells Fargo & Co Employees Good Government Federal Fund II MINNEAPOLIS MN
WENDT, GREG SAN FRANCISCO CA CAPITAL GROUP
WILEY, LAWRENCE MADISON WI EPIC
YOUNG, FRED M. RACINE WI RETIRED
YOUNG, SANDRA RACINE WI HOMEMAKER

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This article first appeared on The Badger Project and is republished here under a Creative Commons license.




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