Hijacking Recall 2012 - Information on State Tea Party Express

Hijacking Recall 2012

State Tea Party Express

Posted: May 29, 2012
Updated: January 17, 2014

Estimated Spending: $400,000

This is a phony issue ad group created in 2009 by a California-based political action committee – Our Country Deserves Better PAC.  The Tea Party Express backs conservative Republican candidates for state and federal offices and pushes conservative causes like lower taxes and smaller government. The group also takes conservative policy positions on issues like immigration, health care and defense.

Tea Party Express sponsored a 30-second television ad in support of GOP Governor Scott Walker who faces a recall election because of his plan last year to restrict public employee collective bargaining rights.  In addition to Walker, Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and four GOP Senate seats also face June 5 recalls.  The ad applauded the governor, claiming his policies balanced the state budget and have improved the state economy.

Last active election: Supreme Court 2011