Hijacking Campaign 2012 - Information on Citizen Action Wisconsin Inc.

Hijacking Campaign 2012

Citizen Action Wisconsin Inc.

Posted: June 1, 2012
Updated: January 14, 2014

Fall: OathSpending
Recall: OathSpending

This is the corporate entity first created by Citizen Action of Wisconsin to make independent expenditures in 2010. Citizen Action is a coalition of labor, senior citizen, environmental, civil rights and other organizations that traditionally back Democratic candidates in state and local elections. The group spent about $118,000 on independent expenditures in elections in 2010 and 2011.

Fall Elections

The group reported interest in making independent expenditures to support the two incumbent Democrats in the 30th and 18th Senate Districts, as well as the Democratic challenger in the open 85th Assembly District but reported no spending.

Recall Elections

This group spent $60,000 on online ads to support Democrat Tom Barrett against Republican Governor Scott Walker in a June 5, 2012 recall election.  Walker, the lieutenant govenor and four GOP Senate seats were targeted for recall because of the governor's 2011 plan to restrict public employee collective bargaining rights. 

Last active election: Recall 2011

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.