Hijacking Recall 2012 - Information on PCCC Recall Fund IE

Hijacking Recall 2012

PCCC Recall Fund IE

Posted: May 29, 2012
Updated: January 15, 2014


This corporation was created last year by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee to make independent expenditures to support Democratic incumbents and candidates in nine state Senate recall elections.  The Washington D.C.-based group supports Democratic candidates for elected offices around the country. Together with its political action committee, the group spent $271,271 on independent expenditures in the 2011 recall races.  PCCC also teamed with another pro-Democratic group - Democracy for America - to sponsor about $1 million in phony issue ads.

Both the corporation and the PAC made independent expenditures again in spring 2012 to oppose Republican Governor Scott Walker who faced a June 5 recall election.  Walker, the lieutenant governor and four GOP Senate seats were targeted in second round of recalls after passage in 2011 of the governor's plan to restrict public employee collective bargaining rights.

Last active election: Recall 2011

This organization is registered with the Government Accountability Board following the January 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. FEC as a corporation making independent disbursements.