Hijacking Campaign 2018 - Information on Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters PAC

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Posted: January 18, 2018
Updated: July 19, 2018

Special: OathSpending

This political action committee is controlled by the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, a statewide environmental policy, education and advocacy organization.  In addition to lobbying the governor and legislature on environmental matters, the group is also active in state elections recruiting and supporting legislative and statewide candidates that support its agenda. The league mostly supports Democratic candidates for statewide office and the legislature through this PAC and its independent expenditure committee, but weighs in on open Republican primaries through the Conserve Wisconsin PAC.

Five days before the May primary to fill a vacancy in the 1st Senate District, the PAC reported miscellaneous printing expenses in support of  Caleb Frostman, the lone Democratic candidate in the race. As the June election approached the group expanded the scope of its spending to include a mailing, radio (here and here) and television advertisements.

Two days after the January special election the PAC reported spending $390 on mailings and Facebook ads in support of Patty Schachtner, the Democratic candidate in the 10th Senate District.

Last active election: 2016