Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Operation Prosperity Inc. Bats .286 in Polk County Board Elections

Operation Prosperity, Inc.
Vote totals:  Polk County Clerk

Bill Lueders: Big money backfires in local races. (Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, 4/7/2014)

Big money for a small county.  Operation Prosperity supported its slate with a website, Facebook page, yard signs, automated phone calls and mailings. In a pre-election filing, it reported independent expenditures of more than $15,000. 

That’s actually big money for an election in Polk County, population 44,000. County Clerk Carole Wondra says none of the 28 candidates vying for 15 redrawn board seats filed campaign reports, required when their spending tops $1,000. So Operation Prosperity invested more in the candidates it backed than the candidates themselves.

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