On Monday the Center for Media and Democracy filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service requesting that agency strip the Wisconsin Club for Growth of its nonprofit status for spending millions of dollars to help Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans during the recall elections here in Wisconsin. Here’s more about the complaint.
According to a copy of the 25-page complaint, the center asserts that officials with Wisconsin Club for Growth misled federal regulators by saying they are a social welfare group that spent nothing on campaign activities in 2011 and 2012.
In reality, Fischer states in the complaint that the conservative group spent an estimated $9.1 million on ads promoting political candidates during the recall races and funneled another $9.6 million to other groups that then spent the cash on campaign ads.
Wisconsin Club for Growth spent a little more than $20 million in the two-year span.