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Tim Michels Spent More Than Any Other Wisconsin Republican Statewide Candidates & Officeholders


Wisconsin Republican statewide candidates and officeholders have spent $20.7 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among statewide officials and candidates, Tim Michels has spent more than any other Republican.

Michels is running for Governor of Wisconsin in 2022. Michels raised $12.0 million and spent $10.6 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and July 25, 2022. According to Wisconsin Ethics Commission reports, Tim Michels spent the most money with the following individual payees and PACs.

Tim Michels’s Top 10 Payees, (1/1/2021 – 7/25/2022)

Of the $10.6 million in reported expenditures, $10.2 million went to these 10 payees:

Total Expenditures Name Type
$8,333,487 Ad Victory LLC ENTITY
$1,072,811 Imge LLC ENTITY
$237,653 Red Maverick Media LLC ENTITY
$163,056 Something Else Strategies LLC ENTITY
$122,000 Public Opinion Strategies LLC ENTITY
$97,659 Ls Consulting LLC ENTITY
$76,835 Michels Corporation ENTITY
$62,177 Leverage Public Strategies ENTITY
$38,196 Cls Services Inc ENTITY
$28,096 Adp Inc ENTITY


The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Wisconsin PACs submitted to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission. Political expenditures that are not controlled by candidates or their campaigns, known as satellite spending, are not included in candidate totals. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.

See updates to Tim Michels’s campaign finance data after the next reports are available.

Report Name Report Due Date
2022 Jan Semiannual 1/18/2022
2022 Spring Pre-Primary 2/7/2022
2022 Spring Pre-Election 3/28/2022
2022 Jul Semiannual 7/15/2022
2022 Fall Pre-Primary 8/1/2022
2022 Sept Data 9/27/2022
2022 Fall Pre-General 10/31/2022
2023 Jan Semiannual 1/7/2023


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.


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