Janet Protasiewicz, left-wing candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court, got 82% of the vote in Dane County — more than 197,000 votes. With nearly 50,000 students, UW-Madison had a lot to do with that victory margin.
Top donors to Wisconsin political parties in 2023 (so far) – loophole allows wealthy to bypass legal limits and steer millions to Supreme Court candidates
Rich, liberal donors like George Soros, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman are repeatedly exploiting the loophole left open by state Republicans.
UPDATED: Top campaign donors to former Justice Daniel Kelly, right-wing candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court
Hendricks, Uihleins, Gentines of Sargento Foods, and Don Zietlow of Kwik Trip all have made large donations to Kelly.
Herb Kohl, Bud Selig, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and attorney David Gruber have all given the Milwaukee County judge the maximum, or close to it.
Protasiewicz, Democrats flying past Kelly, Republicans in direct donations, losing independent spending slightly as race for Wisconsin Supreme Court reaches final days
Once again, a statewide race sets a record for most expensive in Wisconsin history.
Wisconsin Supreme Court has highest percentage of female justices on a top state court in the country
The April election could alter the gender makeup of the court. Research suggests the addition of female justices has little effect on court rulings, with one notable exception.
The top donors (so far) to Milwaukee County Judge Janet Protasiewicz, left-wing candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court
Herb Kohl, Lynde Uihlein, Karla Jurvetson and several members of the Lubar family have all given the maximum.
The top donors (so far) to former Justice Daniel Kelly, right-wing candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court
Billionaire conservative donor Diane Henricks of ABC Building Supply in Beloit and her daughter have both given his campaign the maximum donation allowed by law.
The top donors (so far) to Waukesha County Judge Jennifer Dorow, right-wing candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court
Kwik Trip owner Donald Zeitlow has given her campaign $10,000.
LITTLE COMPETITION AND NOT MUCH CHOICE: In nearly 90 races for WI state legislature in 2022, only one incumbent lost.
Experts say that’s an indication of extreme gerrymandering in Wisconsin. The April election could change things.