Hijacking Campaign 2018 - Information on Wisconsin Leadership Committee

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Posted: October 15, 2018
Updated: January 15, 2019

Fall: OathSpending

Note: The last update greatly reduces spending total to account for changes the committee made to its final report with the State Ethics Commission. The committee appears to have duplicated some expenditures on its orginal reports.

The newly registered independent expenditure committee is run by the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee whose professed mission is to elect Democrats to state legislatures.

In mid-October it first reported spending over $80,000 towards online advertising in opposition to Republican candidates in four state senate districts. The group reportedly sponsored a mailing that accused Rep. Dale Kooyenga, of Brookfield, of being drunk during an Assembly floor speech in 2015. Kooyenga is running for the open 5th Senate District seat.

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.