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Hijacking Campaign 2014

Republican State Leadership Committee Inc.

Posted: October 20, 2014
Updated: May 30, 2017


This corporation was created by Virginia-based group to support Republican candidates for statewide office and the legislature in Wisconsin elections. The Republican State Leadership Committee supports Republican candidates for state offices around the country. Between 2010 and 2013, the organization had spent an estimated $2.4 million on independent expenditures and phony issue ads in Wisconsin elections.
The group released a 60-second YouTube video about two weeks before the November 4 general elections praising incumbent GOP Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch for her efforts to promote job creation. The corporation did not file required paperwork with the state Government Accountability Board that identified Kleefisch or any other candidates it intended to support or oppose with independent expenditures nor did it report any such spending.

Last active election: 2012

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.