Hijacking Recall 2012 - Information on PFFW Defense Fund

Hijacking Recall 2012

PFFW Defense Fund

Posted: April 10, 2012
Updated: January 15, 2014


This is the Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin - the state labor union for Wisconsin firefighters.  The union created this corporation in 2011 and used it to make about $3,700 worth of independent expenditures to support four Democratic candidates involved in Senate recall elections that targeted Republican incumbents for supporting pagssage of GOP Governor Scott Walker's 2011 plan to sharply curb public employee collective bargaining rights.

The group's political action committee has a long and active history of making direct campaign contributions to candidates for legislative and statewide offices.

The corporate fund filed documents with the state that showed it planed to make independent expenditures on behalf of Democratic candidates in three of the four Senate recall elections June 5, 2012. Following the May primary, they reported interest in supporting Mahlon Mitchell, Democratic challenger in the lieutenant governor recall election.

The PFFW Defense Fund did not report any spending in the 2012 recalls.

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.