Hijacking Special Elections and Recall 2011 - Information on Taxpayers Hoping for Change

Hijacking Special Elections and Recall 2011

Taxpayers Hoping for Change

Posted: August 4, 2011
Updated: January 14, 2014


This organization first registered to make independent expenditures against Democratic Senators Jim Holperin and Robert Wirch on August 3, 2011, less than two weeks before the August 16 recall elections. Recall elections had been called for nine Senators as fallout from March passage of Republican Governor Scott Walker's bill limiting public employee bargaining rights.

The group's treasurer is Tim Dake, chair of the Wisconsin Grandsons of Liberty, a group associated with the Tea Party movement and Americans for Prosperity.

According to the Government Accountabillity Board's records, the group first filed a report of independent expenditures nearly two years after the election, June 10, 2013 when it filed for termination.

This organization is registered with the Government Accountability Board following the January 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. FEC as a corporation making independent disbursements.