Hijacking Campaign 2018

Wisconsin REALTORS Political Fund

Posted: May 24, 2018
Updated: October 12, 2018

 

Fall: OathSpending
Special: OathSpending

This committee was created by the Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA) in 2012  to make independent expenditures in Wisconsin elections. Between 2012 and 2016, the committee spent nearly $700,000 to support Republican legislative candidates and the 2013 reelection of conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Roggensack. WRA's political action committee, RPAC Wisconsin, is routinely among the largest PAC contributors in legislative and statewide elections.  The committee gets at least some of its funding through member dues collected by the National Realtors Association's 527 group.

Fall Election

The last week of September the organization reported spending over $200,000 on canvassing, printing and consulting fees to support of Republican incumbent Roger Roth in the 19th Senate District.  Earlier, in July and August, this electioneering committee received about $175,300 in contributions from the National Realtors Association.

Spring Election

On May 24, the committee reported spending on robocalls in favor of Jon Plumer, the Republican candidate in the June 12th special election to fill a vacancy in the 42nd Assembly District.

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.