Hijacking Special Elections 2011

Hijacking Special Elections and Recall 2011: Independent Expenditures

Hijacking Special Elections and Recall 2011

Independent Expenditures

Posted: March 10, 2011
Updated: February 14, 2012

PACs and corporations that declared their intent to make independent expenditures on supporting or opposing candidates in the 2011 recall and special elections.

Click on a PAC or corporation's name for more information.

Note: Oath and spending information is only available for candidates actually involved in 2011 recalls. If a PAC or corporation filed an oath or reported independent expenditures for an officeholder for whom no recall has been approved they will not be shown.

Finally, some figures revised at last update in response to reports filed by PACs and corporations at the end of January 2012.

PACs and Corporations

PACs and corporations involved in the recall election are listed in the column on the left. Those involved any special election on the right. Those involved in both are listed in both columns.

Recall Elections

America Votes Action Fund

American Federation for Children Action Fund Inc.

Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama PAC

Citizen Action of Wisconsin Inc.


DFA - Wisconsin

DLCC Wisconsin PAC

Faith Family Freedom Fund

Friends of Ann Schmidt

Friends of the Committee to Recall Alberta Darling

GOPAC Wisconsin

Greater Wisconsin Committee PAC

Greater Wisconsin Political Independent Expenditure Fund

Irreverent Contingent

MoveOn.org Political Action Recall Committee

MoveOn.org Political Action WI IE Committee

NAACP National Voter Fund

NFIB Safe Trust

NRA Political Victory Fund

Of the People

Our Country Deserves Better

Patriot Advisors LLC

PCCC Recall Committee

PCCC Recall Fund IE

People for the American Way

PFFW Defense Fund

Planned Parent Advocates of Wisconsin Inc.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Political Fund

Playground Legends PAC

Progressive Kick Wisconsin IE Committee

Republican State Leadership Committee Inc.

Sheet Metal Workers International Association Political Action League

Sportsmen for Wisconsin's Hunting Heritage

Taxpayers Hoping for Change

Voces de La Frontera Action Committee

Volunteers for Agriculture

Waukesha County Tea Party

We Are Wisconsin PAC


Winnebagoland Uniserv PAC

Wisconsin Lawyers for Justice

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters IE Committee

Wisconsin Recall Initiative

Wisconsin Recall Task Force

Wisconsin Right to Life PAC

Wisconsin Sierra Club Education Committee

Wisconsin WOMEN VOTE!

Working America


Hijacking Special Elections and Recall 2011 - Information on Campaign To Defeat Barack Obama PAC

Hijacking Special Elections and Recall 2011

Campaign To Defeat Barack Obama PAC

Posted: July 8, 2011
Updated: January 13, 2014

Oath • Spending*

This is a Sacramento, California-based organization formed to support conservative candidates in the 2012 presidential election.

The group sponsored a 30-second television ad in early July 2011 to support six Republican state senators in Wisconsin who were facing recall elections in August for their support of a plan earlier that year by GOP Governor Scott Walker to abolish most public employee collective bargaining rights.  The ad claimed liberal groups supported by President Obama were behind the efforts to recall the Republican legislators in order to capture control of the state Senate for Democrats and oveturn Walker's policies.

The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama also sponsored a television and radio ad campaign in mid-July opposing Democratic Senator Robert Wirch of Kenosha even though it did not register or file any of the required spending reports with the state's Government Accountability Board.


*No oath or spending reports available. No PAC by this name was ever registered with the Government Accountabilty Board.