Hijacking Campaign 2018 - Information on High Ground Political Fund

Hijacking Campaign 2018 | Independent Expenditures | Issue Ads | Candidates | Offices | Campaign 2018

Posted: September 24, 2018
Updated: November 1, 2018

Fall: OathSpending

This newly registered Milwaukee-based independent expenditure group first reported spending on online advertising to support Democratic candidates in six Wisconsin State Senate races towards the end of September.

The organization shares an address with the politicial consulting group Nation Consulting. High Ground's registered agent, John Zapfel, is the political director for IBEW Local 494. Zapfel had previously worked for Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele as well as former Democratic U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl and former Democratic Gov. Jim. Doyle.

An unregistered Milwaukee-based organization with a similar name was involved in the 2018 Supreme Court election but the Democracy Campaign has not been able to establish a connection between the two.

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