Hijacking Campaign 2012
Posted: April 11, 2012
Updated: January 28, 2013
This is a Washington D.C.-based group that is affiliated with the AFL-CIO that registered as a corporation in Wisconsin to make independent expenditures to support Democratic candidates or oppose Republican incumbents in the 2012 summer recall elections.
The group reported independent expenditures only in the competitive 18th Senate District race in support of Democratic incumbent Jessica King.
Working America spent about $56,800 on outside electioneering activities to support Democratic candidates in three 2011 Senate recall elections and nonpartisan candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg in her unsuccessful spring 2011 race for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
The group reported they would be supporting Kathleen Falk for the May 8 primary but no such expenditures were reported. Ultimately, the group spent nearly $40,000 supporting Democratic challengers Tom Barrett and Mahlon Mitchell in the June 5, 2012 recall elections. The majority was spent to support Madison firefighter and union activist, Mahlon Mitchell for Lt. Governor.
Last active election: Recall 2011
This organization is registered with the Government Accountability Board following the January 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. FEC as a corporation making independent disbursements.