Hijacking Campaign 2014 - Information on Physicians for Responsible Government, Inc.

Hijacking Campaign 2014

Physicians for Responsible Government, Inc.

Posted: July 30, 2014
Updated: May 30, 2017

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This is a new independent expenditure group seeking to repeal and replace the federal Affordable Care Act. The corporation filed documents with the state that showed a post office box in Green Bay and a street address in Appleton.

The group supported Brandon Rosner, one of six candidates in the  Republican primary for the 97th Assembly District seat.

The group sponsored a 30-second radio ad that urged voters to support Rosner because he supports GOP job creation efforts and the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare.

At the time this description was originally posted the organization had a site that listed an advisory board of physicians. At the time of the last update that page is no longer available and the site's home page only displays the organization's logo and the message "This site is under construction." An ICANN WHOIS search conducted on May 30, 2017 shows former Republican Assembly Speaker John Gard as the contact person for the site. During the 2014 election Gard was, as he is now, a lobbyist for Wisconsin Independent Businesses, Inc. According to state records, Gard has not represented physicians or any medical-related organization in 2014 or any time since.

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.