Citizens for Impartial Justice (Pro-Prosser)
Posted: April 4, 2011
Updated: July 22, 2011
Candidate supported: David Prosser
Reported spending: $43,827
This Citizens for Impartial Justice which supported incumbent Supreme Court Justice David Prosser should not be confused with another political action committee of the same name that supported his opponent, Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg in the April 5, 2011 race for the high court.
The treasurer of this committee is Paul Bucher, a former Waukesha County District Attorney and failed Republican attorney general candidate in 2006. Financial backers of the committee include Carol Taylor, Ara Cherchian and Stephen Landolt, all long-time contributors to Republican candidates.
The final report filed by this organization shows it spent money on yard signs, radio ads and automated phone calls.
According to reports to WDC, one call claimed "liberals" were spending "millions" to "steal the Supreme Court" election and that Kloppenburg would stand in the way of efforts to return government to "the side of the people." The call also noted Kloppenburg had been passed over for judicial appointments in the past.
Another call said Kloppenburg had no previous judicial experience unlike Prosser who also had never been a judge until he was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1998 by former GOP Governor Tommy Thompson.