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Hijacking Recall 2012

Human Rights Campaign

Posted: June 4, 2012
Updated: January 10, 2014


This is a state corporation created to make independent expenditures to support Democrat Tom Barrett in his bid to unseat Republican Governor Scott Walker in a June 5, 2012 recall election.  The Human Rights Campaign is a Washington D.C. group that lobbies and advocates gay rights issues.

Walker, the lieutenant governor and four GOP senators faced recalls after passage in 2011 of the governor's plan to restrict public employee collective bargaining rights.

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.