Hijacking Campaign 2012 - Information on Corn PAC

Hijacking Campaign 2012

Corn PAC

Posted: May 29, 2012
Updated: January 14, 2014

Fall: OathSpending
Recall: OathSpending

This political action committee is run by the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association. The PAC's treasurer is Jeanne Welch, wife of former Republican Senator Bob Welch of Redgranite who is now a lobbyist representing the corn growers association.

Fall Election

The group spent $2,764.47 for newspaper ads to support five Republicans (41st, 29th, 96th, and 69th Assembly and 12th Senate Districts) and two Democrats (24th Senate and 47th Assembly Districts).

Recall Election

The PAC spent about $1100 on newspaper ads to support Republican Representative Jerry Petrowski of Marathon who won one of four GOP Senate seats targeted for recall June 5, 2012 along with Republican Governor Scott Walker and Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch.  Walker and the others faced recall because of the governor's 2011 plan last to restrict public employee collective bargaining rights. Petrowski ran in the 29th Senate District recall election in place of  Republican Senator Pam Galloway who resigned after a recall election was called for her district.

Last active election: 2010