Hijacking Campaign 2016 - Information on Wisconsin Prosperity

Hijacking Campaign 2016

Wisconsin Prosperity

Posted: October 20, 2016
Updated: June 2, 2017

Fall: OathSpending

This independent expenditure committee was created in 2016 by a new phony issue ad group called Prosperity for Everyday People. Both the issue ad group and the committee, which are based in Windsor, Wis., were created to support Democratic legislative candidates.

Paperwork filed by the committee, which must disclose its independent expenditures, showed it sponsored television ads in mid-October to support Democrat Brian Smith, who was challenging incumbent Republican Sen. Luther Olsen, of Ripon, for the14th Senate District seat.

Its issue ad counterpart spent even more in that race and in the 18th Senate District.

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