Hijacking Campaign 2014 - Information on Wisconsin REALTORS Political Fund - 1.91 Account

Hijacking Campaign 2014

Wisconsin REALTORS Political Fund - 1.91 Account

Posted: July 25, 2014
Updated: May 30, 2017


This committee was created in 2012 by the Wisconsin Realtors Association to make independent expenditures to support Republican candidates in legislative campaigns. Its political action committee, RPAC Wisconsin, is routinely among the largest PAC contributors in legislative and statewide elections.  In addition to a PAC and a corporation, the association also files 527 group reports about this committee's fundraising and spending with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

The committee supported eventual winner Scott Allen in the Republican primary in the 97th Assembly District and sponsored a 60-second radio ad telling listeners Allen supports lower property taxes, among other things. The primary determined the replacment for former Republican Assembly Majority Leader Bill Kramer who did not seek reelection after being charged with sexual assault.

The group's second quarter 527 report showed it raised $199,381 from two contributions from the National Association of Realtors and spent $49,631 on electioneering activities to support Allen and $149,750 on "professional fees" in the open 19th Senate District seat where it opposed Democratic candidate Penny Bernard Schaber and supported Republican Roger Roth.

Last active election: 2013

This organization is registered with the Government Accountability Board as an independent disbursement committee following the January 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. FEC.