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A list of all donors who have given the maximum to Derrick Van Orden, Republican candidate for Congress in western Wisconsin

Notable donors include Diane Hendricks of ABC Supply Co., John Menard, Dick and Liz Uihlein of ULINE, casino magnate Steve Wynn and Chicago Bears minority owner Pat Ryan.

Derrick Van Orden, Republican candidate for the 3rd Congressional District in western Wisconsin that includes La Crosse, Eau Claire and Stevens Point.

By Peter Cameron, THE BADGER PROJECT

Derrick Van Orden, Republican candidate for the 3rd Congressional District in western Wisconsin, has raised more than $6 million for his 2022 campaign, according to filings with the Federal Elections Commission. That’s compared to about $1.6 million for his Democratic opponent state Sen. Brad Pfaff. Van Orden’s fundraising total is almost certainly the largest haul of campaign donations for a single candidate in the history of the district.

Federal campaign limits allow an individual to give a candidate for federal office a maximum of $2,900 per election. Since candidates face a primary and a general, one person can give a total of $5,800 to one candidate per election cycle. A political action committee can give $5,000 per election to a candidate for a total of $10,000 per election cycle.

READ THE FULL STORY: Van Orden outraising Pfaff by millions as cash pours into race, setting new record

More than 140 people or PACs have donated the maximum to Van Orden’s campaign, according to filings with the FEC. And more than half are from outside Wisconsin. Notable names giving the max include Las Vegas casino magnate Steve (Stephen) Wynn, Menard’s founder John Menard Jr., Kwik Trip CEO Don Zietlow, billionaire Republican megadonors Dick (Richard) and Liz (Elizabeth) Uehlein of ULINE, billionaire Diane Hendricks of ABC Supply Co., and Aon founder Pat (Patrick) Ryan, who owns 10% of the Chicago Bears, according to Forbes.

Those figures are accurate up to Oct. 19, the last campaign finance reporting deadline before the election.

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WAKEMAN, CAROL L.GREEN BAYWI
WAKEMAN, JOHN F.ANNAPOLISMD
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WEGNER, KENNETH MR.ELMHURSTIL
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This journalism was funded by a grant from the La Crosse Community Foundation.

The Badger Project is a nonpartisan, citizen-supported journalism nonprofit in Wisconsin.

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