The preferred funding conduits of the Koch political donor network gave out $165 million in grants in 2019, $90 million of which went to right-wing think tanks, advocacy groups, litigation centers, media outlets, extremists, and climate deniers.
IRS filings obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy show that the Charles Koch Foundation gave $141 million to universities and colleges, right-wing organizations, and other causes in 2019.
While House Democrats took a hit in the 2020 elections, voters in several states favored progressive policies.
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.
Charles Koch and his political network won at least 82 percent of the 439 candidates it invested in in the 2020 election cycle, according to an analysis of results by the Center for Media and Democracy.
Voters in Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, and California passed ballot initiatives that boost renewables and challenge fossil fuel interests.
True North Research has released a new report detailing the Koch network’s history of alleged election violations.
A close examination of campaign finance disclosures by KochPAC, AFP Action, and other data by the Center for Media and Democracy reveals that Koch is supporting at least 435 candidates in 2020.
The billionaire family of Education Sec. Betsy DeVos funded a political group that helped organize anti-lockdown protests, and Trump and other GOP figures stirred the pot by claiming Gov. Whitmer is a tyrant.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse draws on CMD research to connect the dots between the dark money forces hand-picking Trump’s Supreme Court nominees and those spending millions to bankroll right-wing, pro-corporate amicus briefs in scores of important Supreme Court cases.