Hijacking Campaign 2014 - Information on AMA IE (American Majority Action)

Hijacking Campaign 2014

AMA IE (American Majority Action)

Posted: July 15, 2014
Updated: May 24, 2017

OathSpending

This corporation was formed in 2011 to make independent expenditures in Wisconsin elections by the Virginia-based American Majority Action created in 2010 by Ned Ryun to recruit, train and support conservative candidates in state and local races across the country. 

American Majority Action helped organize a protest in early 2011 to support Republican Governor Scott Walker's proposal to severely restrict public employee collective bargaining rights. The state group lists a Mequon, Wisconsin address and ended up spending about $20,000 on web site design, yards signs and consulting prior to the unsuccessful recall attempt against Walker in June 2012.

While the corporation filed documents with the Government Accountablity Board indicating its intent to make independent expenditures on behalf on Republican candidates in nine different legislative contests and the governor's race, it only reported spending on behalf of the losing candidate in the 21st Senate District Republican primary.

Last active election: 2012

This organization is registered with the Government Accountability Board as an independent disbursement committee following the January 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. FEC.