First Amendment Alliance Educational Fund
November 21, 2014
This is a group based in Alexandria, Virginia that supports Republican candidates for state and federal offices around the the country and lists its treasuer as conservative commentator Anthony Holms. First Amendment spent $335,710 in the Green Bay television market in October on phony issue ads that attacked Democrat Penny Bernard Schaber. Schaber faced Republican Roger Roth for the open 19th Senate District seat. This was the first time the organization got involved in a Wisconsin election.
First Amendment operated a 527 group in the 2010 elections that raised and spent more than $1 million to support Republican candidates in races around the country. The 527 group raised much of its cash from hefty donations from banking and energy interests, according to reports it filed with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. The group was not legally required to disclose its fundraising and spending activities in the Schaber race because it sponsored phony issue ads.