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