Hijacking Campaign 2019 - Information on FreedomWorks for America – Wisconsin

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Posted: March 28, 2019
Updated: March 29, 2019

Spring: OathSpending

This Washington D.C.-based conservative group was created in 2004 by former Republican congressmen Dick Armey and Jack Kemp to help elect GOP congressional candidates. 

FreedomWorks' top issues include repealing the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, lower taxes, and less government spending and regulation.  The group was also a key player in the tea party movement about 10 years ago.

About a week before the April 2 spring elections the group filed paperwork showing it sponsored robocalls on behalf of Appeals Court Judge Brian Hagedorn. Hagedorn is running against fellow Appeals Judge Lisa Neubauer for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

It later reported additional spending towards online advertising.

The first and last time the group surfaced in Wisconsin state elections was during the 2012 recall races when it spent about $51,000 to support former GOP Gov. Scott Walker.

Last election: 2012

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.