Hijacking Recall 2012 - Information on DLCC Wisconsin PAC

Hijacking Recall 2012

DLCC Wisconsin PAC

Posted: April 30, 2012
Updated: January 15, 2014


This is the state political action committee used to make independent expenditures by the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, a Washington D.C.-based group affiliated with the national Democratic Party that supports Democratic candidates for legislative offices around the country.  The organization gets the bulk of its support from labor unions and large corporations.  The group spent an estimated $400,000 on independent expenditures and phony issue ads in the first round of recall races that targeted incumbent Republican state senators in 2011 for their support of GOP Governor Scott Walker's plan to restrict public employee collective bargaining rights passed in March 2011.

In the 2012 recall elections the PAC sponsored a 30-second television ad against GOP Senator Terry Moulton of Chippewa Falls - one of four Republican Senate seats targeted for recall along with Governor Scott Walker and Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch on June 5, 2012.  The ad says it's time to give "Moulton the big heave ho" for supporting tax breaks for big business and tax cuts for education after he was elected in 2010.

The group also sponsored a 30-second television ad in late May 2012 that showed film footage of a taped meeting in March where Moulton appears stymied when asked about legislative measures he supported that are intended to spur job growth in Wisconsin.

Last active election: 2011