More than a third of the nearly $1.1 million Dem Alex Lasry raised for his U.S. Senate bid was from out-of-state donors who gave him the maximum amount, a WisPolitics.com review shows.
More than 65 donors have already given Lasry $5,800 — $2,900 for the primary and $2,900 for the general election.
Of the more than $400,000 those donors contributed, all but $17,400 was from out-of-state donors. That includes $237,800 from Lasry’s native New York.
The Milwaukee Bucks executive, on a leave of absence from the team, also listed several donations from those with ties to the NBA, including: Bucks head Coach Mike Budenholzer, $5,800; Bob Voulgaris, an analyst with the Dallas Mavericks, $5,800; Jason Kidd, a former Bucks head coach, $2,900; and Daryl Morey, general manager for the Philadelphia 76ers, $2,900.
His max donors also included professional poker player Phil Hellmuth, a Madison native.
Lasry reported $59,970 in unitemized donations from donors who gave an aggregate of $200 a less, a measure of a campaign’s small-dollar operation. He finished the period with $773,193 in the bank.
When he announced his fundraising total earlier this month, Lasry touted that 65 percent of his contributions came from Wisconsin. But of his itemized donations, $212,750 of what he raised was from state donors. Because unitemized donations aren’t detailed, it isn’t possible to check what percentage of Lasry’s donors are from Wisconsin.
Meanwhile, Outagamie County Exec Tom Nelson raised $263,843, including $104,969 in unitemized contributions. He finished the period with $318,548 in the bank.
Nelson’s biggest donations include: $3,100 from Virginia Coburn, of Whitewater, owner of The Coburn Co. Inc.; $3,000 from John Hanson, of Milwaukee, who wasn’t employed; $3,000 from Kevin Grittner, a McFarland database architect; $2,900 from Prem Mansukhani, a Menasha engineer; Saul Rosenthal, of New York, who wasn’t employed; Kevin Rowe, a managing member of an investment first in Santa Fe, N.M.; and $2,900 from Deborah Kern, a Fox Point retail owner.
Wausau Dr. Gillian Battino raised $62,016, including $55,000 she gave her campaign, and finished the period with $3,179 in the bank.
State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski didn’t have to file a report for the first quarter since she joined the race after the reporting period closed.