Hijacking Recall 2012 - Information on GOPAC Wisconsin

Hijacking Recall 2012

GOPAC Wisconsin

Posted: May 8, 2012
Updated: January 10, 2014


This is the state political action committee of GOPAC, a Washington D.C.-based Republican group created in 1978 to support Republican candidates for state and local offices around the country.  GOPAC also operates a 527 group to raise money from corporate interests.  Before the 2012 recall elections, the PAC's most recent political activity included making about $38,608 in independent expenditures to support Republican state senators targeted for recall in 2011 and doling out $10,000 in direct campaign contributions in 2010 to Republican Governor Scott Walker and GOP legislative candidates.

The group sponsored a radio ad in early May 2012 to support GOP Senator Van Wanggaard of Racine, and direct mailers in mid-May to support Senator Van Wanggaard and Representative Jerry Petrowski, who were GOP candidates for two of four state Senate seats targeted for recall on June 5, 2012 along with Walker and Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch. 

Senator Wanggaad lost his contest; Petrowski won his.

Last active election: Recall 2011