Hijacking Special Elections and Recall 2011 - Information on DFA - Wisconsin

Hijacking Special Elections and Recall 2011

DFA – Wisconsin

Posted: March 21, 2011
Updated: January 13, 2014


This Wisconsin political action committee was created in March 2011 by Vermont-based Democracy for America. Democracy for America was founded in 2004 by former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean to support Democratic candidates.

In March 2011 DFA – Wisconsin registered with the state’s Government Accountability Board to make independent expenditures against eight GOP state senators and in support of nine Democratic state senators. DFA was just one of many special interest groups from outside Wisconsin that sought to recall state senators following passage of Republican Governor Scott Walker's bill to limit the collective bargaining rights of public employees.

Democracy for America teamed with the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in mid-March 2011 to sponsor a television ad urging the recall of three Republican senators and an automated telephone campaign to constituents of five Republican senators criticizing them for their support of Walker’s bill.

The PAC reported spending over $279,000 in five senate recall elections.

Last active election: 2011 Supreme Court