Hijacking Campaign 2013 - Information on Wisconsin Family Action, Inc. - 1.91 Account

Hijacking Campaign 2013

Wisconsin Family Action, Inc. - 1.91 Account

Posted: March 19, 2013
Updated: January 13, 2014

Special election: OathSpending
Spring election: OathSpending

This corporation is sponsored by Wisconsin Family Action, a conservative group that opposes gay marriage and domestic partnerships.  The group spent more than $1 million between 2006 and 2012 on independent expenditures and phony issue ads to support Republican candidates for statewide office and the legislature.  The organization spent most of its money in the 2011 recall elections when its PAC doled out $850,000 to support Republican candidates in nine state Senate recall contests spurred by enactment of GOP Governor Scott Walker's successful plan to restrict public employee collective bargaining rights.

The corporation made independent expenditures in support of incumbent Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Pat Roggensack against challenger Ed Fallone, a Marquette Law School professor, in the April 2, 2013 election.

The corporation reported spending about $14 supporting two Republican legislative candidates running in November 2013 special elections.

Last active election: 2012

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.