Hijacking Special Elections and Recall 2011 - Information on Volunteers for Agriculture

Hijacking Special Elections and Recall 2011

Volunteers for Agriculture

Posted: August 1, 2011
Updated: January 9, 2014


Volunteers for Agriculture is the political action committee of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation.

The committee usually sponsors direct mailings that support Republican candidates for statewide office and the legislature. It supported Governor Scott Walker and one Republican legislative candidate in the fall 2010 election.

It reported its intention to support all but one of the Republican senators facing recall, the lone exception being Senator Randy Hopper of Fond du Lac but reported spending on newspaper and radio ads in only three races - Senate Districts 10, 14 and 32.

Nine state senators - six Republicans and three Democrats - faced recall elections in August and July prompted by GOP Governor Scott Walker's successful plan to sharply restrict public employee collective bargaining rights.

Last active election: 2010