Hijacking Recall 2012 - Information on PCCC Recall Committee

Hijacking Recall 2012

PCCC Recall Committee

Posted: May 7, 2012
Updated: January 15, 2014


This is a political action committee for the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. The committee makes independent expenditures to support progressive candidates for elected office with broadcast television ads and other outside electioneering activities. The committee teamed with another group - Democracy for America - in the 2011 Senate recall elections to spend an estimated $1.3 million on independent expenditures and phony issue adsPCCC's PAC and its independent expenditure group alone reported spending $271,271 to back Democrats in the 2011 recall races. 

In the second round of recalls in 2012, PCCC Recall spent $60,000 on a 60-second television ad that shows footage of 2011's union-led protests at the Capitol and urges the recall of Republican Governor Scott Walker on June 5. Most of the nearly $115,000 in expenditures were reported as online advertisements.

Recall elections were prompted in 2011 and 2012 by passage in 2011 of Governor Scott Walker's bill strictly limiting public employee collective bargaining rights. In 2011 nine state senators, six Republicans and three Democrats faced recalls. In 2012 the governor, lieutenant governor and four Republican senate seats were subjected to recalls.

PCCC's corporate entity was also active in the 2012 recalls.

Last active election: Recall 2011