Some of the wealthiest conservative donors in the U.S. have poured over $100 million into media since 2015, a CMD analysis has found.
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The bigoted nonprofits that wealthy conservatives fund through DonorsTrust include some that the Southern Poverty Law Center identifies as hate groups.
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.
As Republican Attorneys General faced 2018 re-election bids and continued their legal challenges to Obama-era environmental regulations, fossil fuel companies poured millions of dollars into the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), a political nonprofit that spends money to elect GOP AGs. That trend has continued into this year. From 2017 through mid-2019, oil, gas, and coal companies, trade associations, fossil fuel utilities, and industry executives donated over $6.7 million to RAGA, a CMD investigation has found.