Hijacking Recall 2012 - Information on Coalition for American Values Committee (PAC)

Hijacking Recall 2012

Coalition for American Values Committee (PAC)

Posted: May 31, 2012
Updated: January 15, 2014


The Coalition for American Values Action is a conservative, Illinois-based federal Super PAC. It first registered as a PAC in Wisconsin in 2012 that to make independent expenditures to support Republican Governor Scott Walker in the June 5 recall election called because of 2011 passage of his plan to restrict public employee collective bargaining rights.  In addition to Walker, Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and four GOP Senate seats also were targeted for recall elections.

The conservative group also created a corporation to make independent expenditures in the 2012 recalls. The corporation reported more than $400,000 in spending and the PAC reported no spending.  The corporation was later sued in a 2014 complaint accusing it of violating Wisconsin campaign finance laws for failing to disclose the funding for its 2012 recall activities.

It did not report any spending.