Hijacking Recall 2012 - Information on Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama PAC

Hijacking Recall 2012

Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama PAC

Posted: April 20, 2012
Updated: January 15, 2014

This is a conservative Sacramento, California-based organization originally formed to support Republican candidates and defeat Democratic President Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election.  The PAC did not registerto make independent expenditures in Wisconsin elections, even though it sponsored broadcast advertising in the 2011 and 2012 recall elections.

The group spent an estimated $25,000 in the 2011 summer recall elections on radio and television ads to support incumbent Republicans senators.

The PAC followed up those efforts in 2012 by sponsoring two television ads in April in the Milwaukee and Green Bay television markets that generally criticized Obama's handling of the economy and other domestic issues and urged listeners to support GOP Governor Scott Walker in the June 5 recall election.

As the ads clearly advocate Walker's reelection, they would qualify as independent expenditures under Wisconsin law. The PAC, however, has never registered with the state's Government Accountability Board or filed legally required any documentation with that agency.

Last active election: Recall 2011