Hijacking Campaign 2018 - Information on Jobs First Coalition Political Fund

Hijacking Campaign 2018 | Independent Expenditures | Issue Ads | Candidates | Offices | Campaign 2018

Posted: October 4, 2018
Updated: March 4, 2019

Fall: OathSpending

This is a Brookfield-based organization that first surfaced in the 2010 fall elections and supports Republican legislative candidates.  At first it concentrated on running phony issue ads but later added independent expenditures to its repertoire.  Between the two the group has spent more than an estimated $1 million on outside electioneering activities between 2010 and 2016 to support GOP legislative candidates. Former GOP Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen, who was disgraced in the caucus scandal, helped create and raise money for the group.

At the beginning of October it reported spending nearly $11,000 on radio ads and mailings to support Republicans in three Wisconsin State Assembly races. In the end it reported support for Republican candidates in eight Assembly and one state Senate race. (The organization amended its original reports to increase its pending towards the end of February 2019.)

The organization ran issue ads during special legislative elections held earlier in 2018.

Last active election: 2016

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