Super PAC backing Kleefisch for governor got $200K from Liz Uihlein

By: - January 18, 2022 9:46 am
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Billionaire GOP megadonor Elizabeth Uihlein contributed $200,000 last October to a Republican super PAC that’s backing former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch for governor.

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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Matt Rothschild
Matt Rothschild

Prior to joining the Democracy Campaign at the start of 2015, Matt worked at The Progressive magazine for 32 years. For most of those, he was the editor and publisher of The Progressive.