James O’Keefe has published audio of Wisconsin state senate president Mike Ellis (R.) in which he seems to discuss setting up an outside political action committee that will support his campaign and attack his political opponent. It is illegal for candidates to coordinate with independent PACs.
“I am putting together my own super PAC,” says the voice presumably belonging to Ellis in the recording taped secretly by O’Keefe’s Project Veritas. “I don’t need to kiss anybody’s ass.” He goes onto name the donors who will contribute to the PAC.
Previously Ellis had criticized the role of outside spending in politics, calling it “monstrous.”