Groups favored by the Koch donor network and the Mercers have pumped more than $10 million into the Heartland Institute, but mainstream donor-advised fund sponsors are financing it too.
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DonorsTrust, the corporate Right’s most popular donor-advised fund sponsor, provided the sting operation with nearly one-third of its revenue over the last five years on record.
Club for Growth Action is running an ad accusing the Democratic Party and billionaire donors of rigging the presidential primary for Joe Biden.
Trump nominates a Republican to the Federal Election Commission who has fought against donor transparency and has ties to the Koch political network, while leaving the Democratic seat vacant.
Biden and Warren have both benefited from a combined $24 million worth of spending by independent groups, while pro-Sanders groups have spent only $1.2 million.
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.
A study by Avaaz shows that the company is recommending climate disinformation to users, and much of it comes from groups funded by Charles Koch and his allies.
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.