Hijacking Campaign 2012 - Information on Jobs First Coalition

Hijacking Campaign 2012

Jobs First Coalition

Posted: October 3, 2012
Updated: January 17, 2014

Estimated Spending: $10,000

Jobs First Coalition was created in 2009 to support Republican legislative candidates in the 2010 fall elections. They also ran issue ad campaigns in a spring 2011 special election and the August 2011 recall elections.  The group's executive director is Bob Reddin, a Brookfield alderman with a background in government and media relations supporting business development in the Milwaukee area. 

During the 2012fall  legislative campaigns, the group reportedly ran a direct mail campaign in the 49th Assembly District against Democrat Carol Beals, who challenged incumbent Republican Travis Tranel. The Platteville area district was viewed as a left-leaning district following the 2011 legislative redistricting process.

Last active election: Recall 2011