Hijacking Campaign 2018 - Information on Volunteers for Agriculture

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Posted: October 1, 2018
Updated: October 26, 2018

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This political action committee is used by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, one of the state's largest and most influential lobbying and advocacy organizations. The PAC is a longtime direct contributor to statewide and legislative candidates. The group has also been regularly active in making independent expenditures in Wisconsin elections, generally to support Republican candidates. Between 1998 and 2016, the PAC made nearly $1.4 million in independent expenditures.

At the end of September, the organization reported spending nearly $100,000 on radio ads in support of GOP Gov. Scott Walker, who faces Democratc Tony Evers on the Nov. 6 ballot for a third four-year term.

In mid-October the group first reported spending on newspaper ads on behalf of Gov. Walker, incumbent Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel and Mel Pittman, the Republican candidate for the open 31st Senate District seat. It also reported spending on radio ads to support Pittman.

Last active election: 2016