Justice David Prosser, R - Beyond Wisconsin
Three of every four dollars in individual contributions raised by Supreme Court Justice David Prosser's reelection campaign and another committee created to pay for his recount expenses came from donors outside the state - much of it from a scant seven contributors, a Wisconsin Democracy Campaign review found.
Campaign finance reports show Prosser raised $585,898 from all sources for his 2011 spring reelection, including a $300,000 state public financing grant, $266,000 from the Prosser Victory Recount Fund and $19,898 from individual contributions excluding returned contributions and a $5,000 self contribution to his own campaign.
All told, the two committees raised $292,618 in individual contributions - $68,949, or 24 percent, from Wisconsin donors and $223,669, or 76 percent, from contributors outside Wisconsin.
In addition to the large proportion of out-of-state givers, 24 individual contributions to the recount committee lacked the donor's last name and 50 contributions of more than $100 lacked employer information required by law.
Seven contributors to Prosser's recount committee - all from outside Wisconsin - gave between $5,000 and $50,000 each for a total of $210,000 or 72 percent of the total individual contributions to both committees. State law allows candidates to raise unlimited amounts of money to pay for legal and other expenses involved in a recount. Here's who these big donors are: