Hijacking Campaign 2016 - Information on American Majority Action

Hijacking Campaign 2016

American Majority Action

Posted: November 8, 2016
Updated: June 2, 2017

Fall: OathSpending

This organization makes independent expenditures in Wisconsin elections on behalf of the Virginia-based American Majority Action, which was created in 2010 by Ned Ryun to recruit, train and support conservative candidates in state and local races across the country. 

American Majority Action's electioneering activities in Wisconsin elections started during the 2012 recall races as a PAC. Since then, it had spent about $21,000 on independent expenditures to help Republican candidates in Wisconsin before the 2016 elections.

In the 2016 legislative elections, the American Majority reported spending on campaign literature to support GOP candidates in the targeted 18th Senate District and 51st, 85th and 67th Assembly races.

Last active election: 2014

This organization is an unregistered independent expenditure committee that is required to report any such spending done within 60 days of a primary or an election to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission per Chapter 11, Subchapter X of Wisconsin Statutes.