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Uihlein Super PAC Bankrolls Kleefisch Campaign

Conservative co-owner of Uline Co. gives $200,000 Republican Rebecca Kleefisch's campaign.

By - Jan 18th, 2022 12:06 pm
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Billionaire GOP megadonor Elizabeth Uihlein contributed $200,000 last October to a Republican super PAC that’s backing former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch for governor.

Uihlein and her husband, Richard, of Lake Forest, Ill., founded Uline, a shipping supply company, and are among the leading contributors to GOP and conservative state and federal candidates and causes in the country.

Freedom Wisconsin PAC, based in Middleton, raised $277,000 in 2021 from just three donors, including $200,000 from Uihlein, $75,000 from Right Direction America, a committee based in Alexandria, Va., and $2,000 from Middleton real estate developer Terrence Wall.

Elizabeth Uihlein also contributed $20,000 last September directly to Kleefisch’s campaign, the maximum individual contribution allowed to a statewide candidate in Wisconsin.

Kleefisch raised nearly $3.4 million and spent nearly $1 million during the last six months of 2021, according to her campaign report filed Monday. She had about $2.6 million in her campaign account as of Dec. 31.

Super PAC backing Kleefisch for governor got $200K from Liz Uihlein was originally published by Wisconsin Examiner.

Categories: Politics

6 thoughts on “Uihlein Super PAC Bankrolls Kleefisch Campaign”

  1. Bellski says:

    Go Rebecca Go!!!

  2. gerrybroderick says:

    The Uihlein’s have reportedly donated over $21m of their personal wealth to help stack the deck in favor of any goose-stepping joker willing to support their autocratic political agenda. (see: Louie Gomert, Ted Cruz, D.Trump, etc, etc).

    Just ask the folks in Manitowish Waters if you’d like to know more about their imperious attitudes. A rumor is circulating that the couple has distributed palm leaves to local businesses there to be strewn in their path when they return Berchtesgaden in the spring.

  3. Bellski says:

    “Reportedly” and “ A rumor is circulating “ sure makes for an insightful post…

  4. kaygeeret says:

    Kleefisch’s interviews and statements reveal a disordered weird world view.

    The best I can figure out is that if it benefits her big – and already obscenely wealthy donors – then it’s a go all in!

    And the rest of it?? She doesn’t care or sputters on and on and finally makes no sense at all – or doubles down on an unintelligible conspiracy theory. And then talks louder.

    She is a fascist

  5. JMcD says:

    Campaign finance reform, including getting rid of Citizen’s United would be a good start.

  6. GodzillakingMKE says:

    Republicans are traitors. And they’re all racist.

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