Hijacking Campaign 2018 - Information on National Democratic Redistricting Committee

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Posted: January 16, 2018
Updated: May 29, 2018

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This unregistered committee is chaired by Eric Holder, who served as U.S. Attorney General under Democratic President Barack Obama, and run by top Democratic Party operatives.  The group was created in 2016, and its main focus is redistricting reform.

Over the Memorial Day weekend the group reported independent spending on behalf of the Democratic candidates in the June 12 special elections being held in the 1st Senate and 42nd Assembly Districts.

A little more than three weeks before the April 3 spring elections, the organization filed an independent expenditure report that showed spending on online advertising to support Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Rebecca Dallet. Dallet, a Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge, faces Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock to fill the open seat.

Even though the high court races is officially nonpartisan, Dallet has drawn support from Democratic campaign contributors and Screnock has received support from Republican donors and the state Republican Party. Go here to see the candidates’ most current fundraising and spending information, as well as their large contributors.

Earlier this year, the organization spent $10,000 on online advertising to support Democratic candidate Patty Schachtner in a 10th Senate District special election on Jan. 16.  Schachtner, of Somerset, faced Republican Rep. Adam Jarchow, of Balsam Lake, to replace GOP Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, who resigned to become GOP Gov. Scott Walker's agriculture secretary.

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.