Hijacking Campaign 2018

American Majority Action

Posted: April 3, 2018
Updated: June 19, 2018

Special: OathSpending
Spring: OathSpending

This committee makes independent expenditures in Wisconsin elections for the Virginia-based American Majority Action, which recruits and supports conservative candidates for state and local races across the country. 

American Majority Action's electioneering activities in Wisconsin elections started during the 2012 recall races as a PAC. Since then, it has spent about $49,400 on independent expenditures to help Republican legislative and statewide candidates.

Four days before the June 12 special elections to fill vacancies in the 1st Senate and 42nd Assembly districts, the organization reported spending on brochures supporting the Republican candidate in each race. About a week after the election it reported spending on various other campaign activities.

Shortly before the April 3 spring elections, the group filed paperwork with the state showing it printed brochures and paid campaign staff to work on behalf of conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Michael Screnock.  Screnock, a Sauk County Circuit Court judge, faces Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet for an open seat on the state's highest court.

Last active election: 2016

This organization is an unregistered independent expenditure committee that is required to report any such spending done within 60 days of a primary or an election to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission per Chapter 11, Subchapter X of Wisconsin Statutes.