Hijacking Campaign 2013

Wisconsin Recall Action Fund

March 25, 2013

Non-partisan election: OathSpending
Special election: OathSpending

This is a corporation created by the Milwaukee-based Wisconsin Recall Action Fund, a right-wing group that supports conservative candidates for legislative and statewide offices.  The corporation was created in 2011 to make independent expenditures to oppose the recall of Republican Governor Scott Walker but did not file required fundraising and spending reports with state showing how much it spent on television ads in Walker's 2012 recall election and the 21st Senate District recall contest.  The Democracy Campaign estimates the group doled out $1.42 million on those recall races.

The group filed paperwork with the state saying it may make independent expenditures on behalf of Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Pat Roggensack who faces challenger Ed Fallone, a Marquette Law School professor, for reelection April 2 to a second, 10-year term on the high court.

Last active election: 2012

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.