Kelly is running for his first full 10-year term on the court. He was appointed in 2016 by former Republican Gov. Scott Walker to fill a vacancy on the high court. Conservatives hold a 5-2 majority on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Kelly, of North Prairie, raised about $556,200 in the last six months of 2019 and had about $573,000 in his campaign account on Dec. 31.
A preliminary review of Kelly’s latest campaign finance report showed his largest contributors were:
Diane Hendricks, Beloit, owner of ABC Supply, $20,000
Kim Hendricks, Janesville, a retired vice president of ABC Supply, $20,000
Barbara and Timothy Michels, Hartland, homemaker/ vice president of Michels Corp., $20,000
Sandra and Fred Young, Racine, homemaker/retired owner of Young Radiator Co., $20,000
Elizabeth and Richard Uihlein, Lake Forest, Ill., owners of Uline Co., $20,000
Kevin Michels, Brownsville, vice president of Michels Corp., $10,000
Patrick Michels, Brownsville, president of Michels Corp., $10,000
Brent Fox, Janesville, chief executive officer of Hendricks Holding Co., $10,000
David P. Ludington, Onalaska, an oral surgeon at Oral Surgery Clinic of La Crosse, $10,000
Michael White, River Hills, chairman of Rite Hite Corp., $10,000
Karofsky, of Madison, raised about $227,550 between July and December 2019 and had about $181,300 in her campaign account at the end of the year.
A preliminary review of Karofsky’s latest campaign report showed her largest contributors were:
Lynde Uihlein, Milwaukee, president of the Brico Fund, $20,000
Robert Haselow, Edina, Minn., doctor and president of Minneapolis Radiation Oncology, $20,000
John Miller, Kohler, retired president of Miller St. Nazianz, $17,500
Fallone, of Milwaukee, raised about $76,300 during the last six months of 2019 and had about $37,400 in his campaign account on Dec. 31.
A preliminary review of Fallone’s latest campaign finance report showed his largest contributors were:
Fallone, $10,000. The candidate also loaned his campaign an additional $10,000
Professional Fire Fighters of Green Bay Political Action Committee (PAC), $1,500
Jonathan Wertz, Milwaukee, director of risk management at the Medical College of Wisconsin, $1,000
John Langeland, Rhinelander, a retired teacher, $1,000
Brett Timmerman, River Hills, a realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, $1,000
The occupations and employers of the candidates’ contributors are provided by the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign because GOP-led changes to Wisconsin campaign finance laws in 2015 allow the candidates to provide little to no useful employer information.
In addition to the candidates, the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity, a conservative outside electioneering group, reported spending about $13,400 on printing and canvassing in December to support Kelly.
This report was originally published by the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign