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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 ExpendituresNameType
$8,333,487Ad Victory LLCENTITY
$1,072,811Imge LLCENTITY
$237,653Red Maverick Media LLCENTITY
$163,056Something Else Strategies LLCENTITY
$122,000Public Opinion Strategies LLCENTITY
$97,659Ls Consulting LLCENTITY
$76,835Michels CorporationENTITY
$62,177Leverage Public StrategiesENTITY
$38,196Cls Services IncENTITY
$28,096Adp IncENTITY


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 NameReport Due Date
2022 Jan Semiannual1/18/2022
2022 Spring Pre-Primary2/7/2022
2022 Spring Pre-Election3/28/2022
2022 Jul Semiannual7/15/2022
2022 Fall Pre-Primary8/1/2022
2022 Sept Data9/27/2022
2022 Fall Pre-General10/31/2022
2023 Jan Semiannual1/7/2023


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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