Hijacking Recall 2012

Superior Federation of Labor COPE

Posted: June 5, 2012
Updated: January 10, 2014

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This is a political action committee run by the Superior Federation of Labor, a northern Wisconsin-based union affiliated with the AFL-CIO

The PAC made independent expenditures to support Democrats Tom Barrett and Mahlon Mitchell.  Barrett faced Republican Governor Scott Walker and Mitchell faced GOP Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch in recall elections on June 5, 2012. 

Walker, Kleefisch and four Republican Senate seats were targeted for recall following passage of the governor's 2011 plan to restrict public employee collective bargaining rights.