Hijacking Recall 2012 - Information on MoveOn.org Political Action WI Committee

Hijacking Recall 2012

MoveOn.org Political Action WI Committee

Posted: May 8, 2012
Updated: January 15, 2014


This political action committee is affiliated with MoveOn.org, a Berkeley, California-based liberal group formed in 1998 to oppose then President Bill Clinton's impeachment. Since then the group has supported numerous Democratic candidates for statewide office around the country. This political action committee was formed in 2012 to make independent expenditures against Republican Governor Scott Walker, who faced a June 5, 2012 recall along with three incumbent Republican senators.  An election was also held for a fourth seat where the incumbent senator resigned after a recall election wa approved. The recall elections were prompted by the response to passage in 2011 of Walker's controversial bill limiting public employee collective bargaining rights.

MoveOn.org operated a political action committee and a corporation which made independent expenditures of $135,000 in the 2011 Senate recall elections targeting Democratic and Republican incumbents, prompted, as were the recalls in 2012, by 2011 passage of Walker's anti-union legislation.

This PAC did not report making any independent expenditures in the 2012 recall elections.