Hijacking Campaign 2018

Jobs First Coalition Political Fund

Posted: October 4, 2018
Updated: October 18, 2018

Fall: OathSpending

This is a Brookfield-based organization that first surfaced in the 2010 fall elections and supports Republican legislative candidates.  At first it concentrated on running phony issue ads but later added independent expenditures to its repertoire.  Between the two the group has spent more than an estimated $1 million on outside electioneering activities between 2010 and 2016 to support GOP legislative candidates. Former GOP Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen, who was disgraced in the caucus scandal, helped create and raise money for the group.

At the beginning of October it reported spending on radio ads and mailings to support Republicans in three Wisconsin State Assembly races. By mid-October it expanded its activity to a total of four such races.

The organization ran issue ads during special legislative elections held earlier in 2018.

Last active election: 2016

This organization is registered with the Wisconsin Ethics Commission as an independent expenditure committee following the January 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. FEC.