In 2020, pundits and political observers in Wisconsin are anticipating a slew of competitive races on election day, as both parties battle for control of the Wisconsin legislature. One of the top political action committees raising or spending money in the state for the 2020 election cycle is the Wisconsin Conservation Voters Independent Expenditure Committee.
Wisconsin Conservation Voters Independent Expenditure Committee is a powerhouse PAC in the state, with a mission to advocate for “sound environmental laws and policies,” to hold elected officials accountable, and to elect candidates who support pro-conservation issues. In addition to supporting candidates for office, the committee also tracks legislation related to conservation issues and produces scorecards grading lawmakers on their votes on conservation-related issues.
For the 2020 election cycle, the organization is backing a group of eight Democrats in their bids for State Senate seats, along with a slate of 51 Democrats running for seats in the State Assembly. The Wisconsin conservation PAC’s supported slate across both chambers is made up of a mixture of challengers and incumbents.
In total, the Wisconsin Conservation Voters Independent Expenditure Committee has reported bringing in $570,047 in contributions and $182,359 in expenditures so far. The committee’s top contributors have been the League of Conservation Voters, which donated $300,000, and the Green Advocacy Project, which contributed $197,000.
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