Over 99 percent of University of Wisconsin system professors’ political donations benefit Democrats

Jackson Walker:

Over 99 percent of political donations by University of Wisconsin system professors went to Democrats, according to The College Fix’s analysis of 2021-22 Federal Election Commission data.

Between the systems’ 13 four-year and 13 two-year institutions, 441 faculty gave $291,286.67 to Democratic candidates and left-leaning political action committees. Comparatively, employees within the UW system gave just $3,898.50 to Republican candidates and their PACs.

Data examined included only faculty members whose job title included the term “professor,” including professors emeritus, assistant professors and retired professors. The data are accurate as of October 31.

Nearly one-third of Democratic donations came from UW Madison, the system’s flagship school where $2,063.19 went to Republicans and $106,109.69 went to Democrats.

The system’s Milwaukee campus professors gave $45,732.84 in donations exclusively to Democrats and its Eau Claire campus donated $1,556.50 also exclusively to Democrats.

At UW-Stout in Menomonie, $5,273.50 went to Democrats while $600 went to Republicans, all donated by one professor.

Across the system, an overwhelming majority of Democratic donations went to ActBlue, a fundraising platform used by Democratic candidates and committees to process contributions. Of the 30 donations made to Republicans, the majority supported Senator Ron Johnson’s re-election campaign.