While we are on the subject, of Cathy Stepp, it's interesting to see in the Campaign Finance Database
that her 4 year stint in the State Senate netted her close to $400,000 in campaign contributions ($382,313.73, to be exact). Hmm, what an odd number.
Lessee here, going by sector we got $90,340 from construction companies, largest donor: one Cathy Stepp, First Stepp Builders at $25,000. Next up: $64,050 from manufacturers and distributors, largest donor: $7,350 in 17 smaller bundles from SC Johnson--although I see respectable gestures from the Kohlers.
Anyway, I could keep wandering around in the amounts, but I'm curious about that strange 73 cent total. What's with that? Part of it comes out of the category Retired/Home-makers/Non-income earners ($27,887.77)--some kind person wrote a check for $66.77 for some reason. The other part of it comes from Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists ($19,496.96). 32 donations ($9546.96, 49% of all donations in that category), all nice round numbers, never more than $500--except for one donation of $556.96 by one David Krutz of Michael, Best & Friedrich.
How interesting. If we look at Mr. Krutz's donations over the years
, there are some very unusual amounts. For example, in June 2010, $439.25 to Scott Walker, and in September 2010, another $213.54 to same. Two donations of $620.42 in 2009, one to the Republican Assembly Campaign Committee, and the other to the Committee to Elect a Republican Senate. He doesn't always do this, but often enough to whet my curiosity. Why only Mr. Krutz, and why only Michael, Best & Friedrich?
Inquiring minds want to know!