Uihlein and her husband, Richard, of Lake Forest, Ill., founded Uline, a shipping supply company, and are among the leading contributors to GOP and conservative state and federal candidates and causes in the country.
Freedom Wisconsin PAC, based in Middleton, raised $277,000 in 2021 from just three donors, including $200,000 from Uihlein, $75,000 from Right Direction America, a committee based in Alexandria, Va., and $2,000 from Middleton real estate developer Terrence Wall.
Elizabeth Uihlein also contributed $20,000 last September directly to Kleefisch’s campaign, the maximum individual contribution allowed to a statewide candidate in Wisconsin.
Kleefisch raised nearly $3.4 million and spent nearly $1 million during the last six months of 2021, according to her campaign report filed Monday. She had about $2.6 million in her campaign account as of Dec. 31.
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