ALEC’s 2020 Legislator of the Year, Pennsylvania Sen. Chris Dush, signed a Jan. 5 letter asking Vice President Pence to stop certification of the presidential election results, just one day before the violent Capitol insurrection, and compared Gov. Wolf’s administration to the Nazi Party.
The election on November 3 revealed splits between business leaders, with two of the nation’s largest spending political groups squaring off on congressional contests.
Americans for Prosperity Action, the super PAC of Charles Koch’s political operation, spent millions on digital ads, attack mail, and door-to-door canvassing in seven key U.S. Senate races, and more spending is likely in the two Georgia runoffs, the outcome of which will determine control of the U.S. Senate.
AFP Action is canvassing for GOP candidates in six key U.S. Senate races, making it one of the few political outfits going door-to-door during the COVD-19 pandemic.
Koch-funded groups are fighting against a state constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would make Illinois the 33rd state to have a graduated income tax.
ALEC joins with other business lobbyists and Senate Republicans to back sweeping immunity for corporations that negligently spread coronavirus to their workers or customers.
Owner of Mountaire Farms, one of the nation’s largest poultry processors with multiple COVID-19 outbreaks, gives millions to American for Prosperity’s PAC, which is advocating for state and federal legislation to protect employers with workplace coronavirus cases.
The corporate lobby group has reentered the culture wars by siding with Trump on race issues eight years after retreating because of public backlash against its “Stand Your Ground” and voter ID bills.
Stephen Moore, the leading economist for the corporate lobby front group that has pushed for a rapid reopening of the economy and COVID-19 immunity for employers, denied there’s a growing health crisis in the South and West as the same day Texas Gov. Greg Abbott held a press conference to deal with spiking cases and hospitalizations in Texas.
Koch advocacy arm works with ALEC to block federal funds for cities and states that have seen their tax revenues plummet during the coronavirus lockdowns.