Hijacking Campaign 2019 - Information on Americans for Prosperity IE Committee

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Posted: March 4, 2019
Updated: April 4, 2019

Spring: OathSpending

This is a group created in 2003 by David and Charles Koch, the billionaire owners of Koch Industries and Wisconsin-based papermaker Georgia-Pacific.

In late February it reported spending over $17,000 on canvassing expenses to support Court of Appeals Judge Brian Hagedorn for the state Supreme Court. Hagedorn is running against fellow Court of Appeals Judge Lisa Neubauer to fill the Supreme Court seat being vacated by former Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson.

In mid-March, the group dropped another $70,000 on door hangers and mailings (here, here here and here) to support Hagedorn. Less than two weeks before the April 2 election it reported spending an additional $44,000 on mailers.

Less than a week before the election it reported spending an additional $75,000 on mailers and and postcards.

Last active election: 2018

This organization is an unregistered independent expenditure committee that is required to report any such spending done within 60 days of a primary or an election to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission per Chapter 11, Subchapter X of Wisconsin Statutes.