Republican treasurers, auditors, and staff from 23 states will arrive in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 13 to meet with corporate lobbyists and an array of right-wing groups during the Fall National Meeting of the State Financial Officers Foundation. Over the course of three days, they will discuss “the rising threat from China,” inflation, “true diversity,” and anti-ESG investing efforts.
The pay-to-play group Republican Attorneys General Association brought in $3.7 million in revenue between July and September, according to an Internal Revenue Service filing submitted this week.
The Center for Media and Democracy filed suit in Ohio’s Supreme Court yesterday against Ohio Attorney General David Yost for his office’s refusal to search or hand over records concerning Yost’s work with the Republican Attorneys General Association, and its sister organization, the Rule of Law Defense Fund, in violation of the Ohio Public Records Act.
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, who has faced long-running controversy over his role in impeding an investigation into State House corruption, has been an active participant in the Republican Attorneys General Association’s pay-to-play operation.
The Republican Attorneys General Association raised $4.9 million in the second quarter of this year, according to a report filed with the Internal Revenue Service on Friday.
Results from Tuesday’s primaries and runoffs make clear that MAGA candidates for state attorney general are still popular among Republican voters—even if not every Trump-backed candidate came out on top.
Republican attorneys general from 19 states sent a letter to Congress in October hoping to persuade senators to vote against further regulations on highly polluting methane emissions following an American Petroleum Institute briefing to RAGA policy directors.
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.
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.
Contributions to RAGA are down compared to the same period in 2019, with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce coming in as its biggest donor.