Hijacking Campaign 2016

NRA Political Victory Fund – Federal PAC

Posted: November 1, 2016
Updated: June 2, 2017

Fall: OathSpending

This federal political action committee (PAC) is used by the National Rifle Association (NRA), the nation's largest and most controversial pro-gun group, to support candidates for federal and state offices. The NRA generally supports conservative and Republican candidates and attacks Democrats. In the past, the NRA has used a longtime, similarly named state PAC to make direct contributions to candidates and make independent expenditures in legislative and statewide races, as well as an independent disbursement committee. Since 2008, the state PAC and the NRA's independent disbursement committee have spent $3.6 million on outside electioneering activities in state races.

At the end of October the group reported over $23,000 in mailing expenses to support Republican candidates in 15 legislative races.

This organization is an unregistered independent expenditure committee that is required to report any such spending done within 60 days of a primary or an election to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission per Chapter 11, Subchapter X of Wisconsin Statutes.