Hijacking Recall 2012 - Information on DGA Action Wisconsin

Hijacking Recall 2012

DGA Action Wisconsin

Posted: April 27, 2012
Updated: January 10, 2014


This is a Washington D.C.-based corporation created by the Democratic Governors Association, which supports Democratic candidates for governor around the country.  The group has funneled more than $4.3 million through the Greater Wisconsin Committee to support Wisconsin candidates for governor in the 2006 and 2010 general and the 2012 recall elections rather than sponsor its own advertising and outside electioneering activities.

DGA Action registered in late April 2012 to make independent expenditures against Republican Governor Scott Walker who faced a June 5 recall election for his 2011 plan to restrict public employee collective bargaining rights. Two weeks before the June election, the group reportedly spent nearly $36,000 on online advertising, and started an online fundraising drive to raise money for advertisements on behalf of Walker's opponent, Democrat Tom Barrett.

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.