Hijacking Campaign 2019 - Information on American Majority Action

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Posted: April 1, 2019
Updated: April 16, 2019

Spring: OathSpending

This committee makes independent expenditures in Wisconsin elections for the Virginia-based American Majority Action, which was created in 2010 to recruit and support conservative candidates for state and local races across the country. 

The group started spending money in Wisconsin state elections during the 2012 recall races. It was also among the sponsors of a protest in early 2011 at the State Capitol to support former Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his controversial plan to slash public employee collective bargaining rights.

About a week before the April 2 spring elections, the committee, which has a Mequon, Wis. address, spent about $16,100 on staff and brochures in support of Appeals Court Judge Brian Hagedorn. Hagedorn faced fellow Appeals Judge Lisa Neubauer for an open seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

About two weeks after the election it reported spending over an additional $11,000.

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.