GOP megadonor Richard Uihlein has pumped a previously unreported $1.7 million into a PAC supporting Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson’s reelection bid, according to the latest Federal Election Commission filings reviewed by the Center for Media and Democracy.
ULINE CEO Pours Another $7.1 Million Into His Restoration PAC to Boost Anti-Abortion and Right-Wing Candidates and Causes
Republican megadonor and ULINE CEO Richard Uihlein injected his Restoration PAC with another $7.1 million between July and September to help elect right-wing Republicans, bringing his total funding for the super PAC this cycle to $20.8 million, 97% of its total revenues.
ALEC Held Third Voter Suppression Summit with Dark Money Group This Summer
The American Legislative Exchange Council held its third known voter suppression summit for state lawmakers on July 25 and 26 preceding its annual meeting in Atlanta.
GOP Megadonor Looks to Inject Late Cash Into Wisconsin Governor’s Race with Oct. 5 Fundraiser for Tim Michels
The GOP megadonor Diane Hendricks is hosting a fundraiser for Tim Michels, Republican candidate for Wisconsin governor in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, on October 5.
Koch’s Political Operation Bets Big On Direct Voter Contact in Wisconsin U.S. Senate Race
As outside groups spend millions of dollars on TV ads in the Wisconsin U.S. Senate race of incumbent Ron Johnson (R) against challenger Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes (D), a super PAC backed by Charles Koch and Koch Industries is relying instead on direct voter contact.
MAGA Group Grooms Members of Congress and Their Staff for America First Movement
Backed by Trump money and led by insurrectionists under investigation for trying to overturn the 2020 election, the Conservative Partnership Institute has held at least four training sessions for dozens of GOP members of Congress and their staffers so far this year, sometimes paying for their travel and accommodations,
The Thomas More Society and Other Outside Groups’ Influence on Partisan Wisconsin Election Investigation
Michael Gableman’s newly announced employment with the Thomas More Society raises serious questions about the extent of the group’s involvement in the inquiry into Wisconsin’s 2020 election results.
ESG Companies Bankroll GOP AGs—the Very Officials Retaliating Against Their Climate Goals
Dozens of major U.S. companies committed to environmental, social, and governance principles donate money to a group of Republican attorneys general set on promoting fossil fuels and punishing companies like theirs that are trying to curtail their climate risks and divest from oil, gas, and coal.
Koch-Controlled Organizations Spent More Than $1.1 Billion During the 2020 Election Cycle
Nonprofits controlled by Koch Industries executives were valued at $2.8 billion, with $2.7 billion in net revenue.
Billionaires Hendricks and Uihlein Have Already Spent $9.5 Million for Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson’s Reelection Campaign
A pro-Johnson super PAC raked in another $3.5M from Diane Hendricks in July, one of two billionaires who reaped tens of millions in savings from a tax loophole Johnson pushed through in 2017.