Hijacking Campaign 2016 - Information on WEAC PAC

Hijacking Campaign 2016


Posted: August 3, 2016
Updated: June 2, 2017

Fall: OathSpending

This political action committee is sponsored by the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC), which is the state's largest teachers union.

Among labor unions, WEAC has long been one of the largest direct contributors through WEAC PAC to candidates for statewide office and the legislature - almost exclusively to Democrats. Its spending on independent expenditures has been even more extravagant. Between its PAC and its independent expendtiture committee, WEAC reported nearly $13 million on such spending between 2000 and 2013.

As of 2014, however, the union's independent spending appears to have dried up. It reported no independent spending in 2014 and in 2016 spent less than $300 supporting Democratic primary candidates in the open 43rd and 47th Assembly Districts.

Last active election: 2014