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Tom Tiffany

About

Tom Tiffany (R-Wisc.) has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2020, when he won a special election to represent Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District. He won reelection in the 2022 midterms, is a member of the conservative Republican Study Committee, and serves on the Judiciary and Natural Resources committees. 

Prior to being elected to Congress, Tiffany served in the Wisconsin State Assembly and State Senate, where he focused on GOP priorities to cut taxes, restrict women’s right to choose, and protect 2nd Amendment rights. He grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls with a degree in agricultural economics. 

After the 2020 presidential election, Tiffany adhered to the GOP playbook by spreading the Big Lie and casting doubt on the legitimacy of Biden’s victory. He objected to certifying the Electoral College results and voted against both impeaching Trump for inciting the mob and establishing a special House committee to investigate the insurrection, among other measures.

January 6, 2021

  • Just hours after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, Tiffany joined 146 other congressional Republicans in refusing to certify Biden’s win of the 2020 presidential election.
  • Tiffany voted against impeaching Trump for his role in instigating the attack on Congress and the Capitol, and for fanning the flames once the riot broke out. In a message to his constituents, he wrote: “This week in Washington we saw an example of what baseball great Yogi Berra called ‘déjà vu all over again‘ as Speaker Pelosi decided to move forward with a partisan effort to ‘re-impeach‘ President Trump. The effort was as rushed as it was partisan.”
  • Tiffany also voted against establishing a House committee to investigate the genesis of the assault that disrupted the certification process shortly after it began. 

The Big Lie

  • Tiffany used social media to spread lies about the 2020 presidential election. 
    • On Nov. 9, 2020, two days after most national media outlets (including Fox News) had called the election for Biden, Tiffany tweeted: “The election is not over, and it is bigger than President Trump or Joe Biden—it is crucial to have transparency so the American people have confidence in the integrity of our election system.”
    • On Dec. 11, 2020, he claimed in a tweet that the election had suffered “credible complaints of fraud and irregularities.”
  • On Dec. 1, 2020, Tiffany joined 36 other representatives in submitting a letter to then-Attorney General William Barr asking the Justice Department to investigate the presidential election due to claims of “a number of anomalies, statistical improbabilities and accusations of fraud.” 
  • On Dec. 10, 2020, Tiffany signed an amicus brief for a Texas lawsuit urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the results of the presidential election in four swing states: Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
  • In his Jan. 5, 2021 announcement that he would object to the certification of the 2020 presidential election the following day, Tiffany claimed it was the “last option that remains to protect the rights of millions of Wisconsin voters who cast legal ballots.”

Top contributors for the 2020 election cycle.

The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organization's PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families.

Organization NameTotalPACsIndividuals
Rice Lake Weighing Systems$28,000.00$0.00$28,000.00
Janke General Contractors$22,800.00$0.00$22,800.00
Uline Inc$21,625.00$0.00$21,625.00
Greenheck Fan Corp$20,950.00$0.00$20,950.00
House Freedom Fund$20,580.00$10,000.00$10,580.00
Club for Growth$20,500.00$0.00$20,500.00
TA Solberg Co$20,400.00$0.00$20,400.00
National Assn of Realtors$20,000.00$20,000.00$0.00
Incredible Bank$19,700.00$0.00$19,700.00
Pitlik Wick$17,650.00$0.00$17,650.00
Data provided by Open Secrets.