Hijacking Campaign 2016 - Information on Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Political Fund

Hijacking Campaign 2016

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Political Fund

Posted: September 27, 2016
Updated: June 2, 2017

Fall: OathSpending

This independent expenditure committee created by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin in 2010 makes independent expenditures on behalf of Democratic candidates for statewide office and the legislature in Wisconsin. Planned Parenthood is the leading advocate and provider of reproductive health care for women in the state and the nation. Between 2010 and 2014, this committee spent more than $1 million on behalf of Democratic candidates. 

In late September, the group reported spending about $8,200 on robocalls and over $90,000 on online ads to support Democratic candidates in Assembly Districts 50, 51, 68 and 85 and in the 18th Senate District, the same races its other independent expenditure commitee was involved in.

Planned Parenthood also operates a second independent expenditure commitee, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Inc., which spent an additional $768,000 between 2010 and 2014, but never got involved in the 2016 election.

Last active election: 2014

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