RAGA’s haul of $4.8 million is the most it has raised in the first quarter of a major election year, up from $4.4 million in 2020.
The quarterly filing released Friday for Restoration PAC, the political action committee almost exclusively funded by GOP megadonor Richard Uihlein, shows it brought in $2.6 million and disbursed close to $5 million in the first three months of 2022.
At the February meeting of the Council for National Policy, Christian Right activists and donors got a gloating tutorial in astroturfing from rightwing operatives in Virginia who helped Republicans make big political gains there in the 2021 election.
Despite having no prosecutorial experience, a former rightwing state legislator has raised more campaign cash than both a county district attorney and a private practice lawyer competing in the Wisconsin Republican primary for attorney general.
The Diana Davis Spencer Foundation, a major funder of rightwing groups promoting the Big Lie about the 2020 presidential election, is also pushing voter suppression policies in states across the country
The National Victory Action Fund, a little-known super PAC that has received most of its current election cycle contributions from a dark money group, has disclosed spending $100,000 for digital ads in support of Ron Johnson, the Republican senior senator from Wisconsin now seeking reelection.
The secretive Council for National Policy laid out its plans for influencing this year’s midterm elections, abolishing abortion rights, defunding the left, limiting China’s influence, and countering “wokeness” at its first meeting of 2022
Former president Trump’s endorsement of insurrectionist Rep. Jody Hice’s campaign to oust Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has opened the floodgates to donations from out-of-state and right-wing megadonors.
Upcoming races for secretaries of state across the country could determine the outcome of the 2024 presidential election.
Wealthy conservatives made last year’s top 10 list of super PAC donors, often taking sides in Republican primaries, but liberal George Soros was by far the biggest donor.