Hijacking Campaign 2020 - Information on Service Employees International Union Committee on Political Education

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Posted: March 10, 2020
Updated: April 3, 2020

Spring: OathSpending

This is an unregistered committee controlled by the Washington D.C.-based Service Employees International Union - SEIU.  The committee, which does not have to report the source or amount of its fundraising to the state, intends to make independent expenditures in Wisconsin elections on behalf of Democratic candidates.

Four weeks before the April 7th Wisconsin State Supreme court election it first reported spending $4,200 on text messages to support Dane County Circuit Court Judge Jill Karofsky against incumbent Justice Daniel Kelly.

Within two weeks of the election it had reported spending an additional $74,000 on digital advertising.

About five days before the election the committee reported spending about $5,300 on text messages and campaign staff.

Last active election: 2019

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.