Some of the wealthiest conservative donors in the U.S. have poured over $100 million into media since 2015, a CMD analysis has found.
Koch Industries spent $11 million in 2019 lobbying Congress to block climate action, renewable energy subsidies, automobile fuel efficiency standards, and donor disclosure.
The bigoted nonprofits that wealthy conservatives fund through DonorsTrust include some that the Southern Poverty Law Center identifies as hate groups.
GOP megadonors helped Justice Kelly raised $800,000 in 2019, more than double his nearest challenger.
Recent tax filings show that “most viewed conservative site in world” saw dramatic growth after Trump’s election, and has paid its founder and his brother close to $1 million.
Crusade to remove 200,000 voters from the rolls by the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty stands to benefit Trump, a right-wing state Supreme Court justice, and the big Republican donors and strategists that lead and bankroll the group – and have donated at least $12 million to Wisconsin GOP causes and candidates.
Former Gilead Sciences lobbyist Joe Grogan pushed Trump to ditch his support for a House bill to lower drug prices while Gilead-linked groups advertised and lobbied against it.
The Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity Foundation wants the Supreme Court to take its case challenging California’s donor disclosure law, and 15 groups receiving more than $28 million from Koch-related funders just happen to be on board.
Pharmaceutical, energy, and defense industry interests have poured money into dark-money groups that promote their corporate agendas...and now advertise against impeachment.
The preferred piggy bank for Koch network megadonors bankrolled key players in the Right’s growing state infrastructure, legal advocacy, and media operations, in addition to funding climate denial, union busting, and gerrymandering.