Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg portrays himself as an environmentalist, but numerous candidates he has financed have voted to advance oil, gas, and coal interests.
Fossil fuels companies and executives have contributed $18.8 million so far, with Koch Industries leading the pack.
If passed, Wisconsin would become the 16th state to back right-wing efforts to call for a constitutional convention to propose sweeping amendments to the Constitution to curtail the powers of the federal government.
Over the last decade, the deep-pocketed former Republican used his wealth to help give control of the Senate to Republicans.
Right-wing funders have given nearly $69 million to 11 groups that submitted Supreme Court amicus briefs in support of eliminating the Consumer Financial Protection Board, a key reform enacted in the wake of the Great Recession.
The Koch anti-regulatory political network has given $63.6 million to groups that taskforce chair Todd Zywicki has held senior level positions in since 2008.
The recent donation is one of many contributions that GEO Group has made via its subsidiaries, potentially skirting federal campaign finance rules.
Charles Koch’s Americans for Prosperity Action has reported receiving nearly $6 million this quarter, bringing the total raised in 2019 to $14.16 million.
Yesterday, the billionaire-funded Club for Growth Action released an ad criticizing Sanders’s health care and climate change policies.
Koch Industries spent $11 million in 2019 lobbying Congress to block climate action, renewable energy subsidies, automobile fuel efficiency standards, and donor disclosure.