Super PACs are jumping into the Wisconsin state Supreme Court race. This week a total of $1.64 million was disclosed to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission for TV and radio ads by outside groups. This is on top of $1.7 million spent by the four contestants.
Group Linked to Anti-Abortion Activist Leonard Leo Was Top Funder of Republican AG Campaigns in 2022
A group tied to the influential anti-abortion activist Leonard Leo gave $3 million to the Republican Attorneys General Association in the fourth quarter, making it the largest contributor to the organization in 2022.
Contributions Now Pouring in for High-Stakes Wisconsin Supreme Court Race
Big money has started flowing into a pivotal Supreme Court race in Wisconsin, as reports filed yesterday with the Wisconsin Ethics Commission indicate.
Right-Wing Bradley Foundation and Bradley-Funded Groups Paid Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidate Kelly in 2022
Right-wing Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Daniel Kelly received compensation from the Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation and Bradley-funded organizations in 2022.
Weighing a Rematch Against Manchin, West Virginia AG Derides ESG Wokeness
West Virginia’s Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R), a leading critic of investing that incorporates environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors, is considering a U.S. Senate rematch against incumbent Senator Joe Manchin (D) in 2024.
Charles Koch’s Campaign to Make Dark Money Even Darker
IRS filings from Charles Koch’s Americans for Prosperity Foundation confirm that the group paid $10 million to the law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, which litigated Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta from 2015 through 2021.
ALEC Doubles Down on Punishing ESG Firms
At last week’s States and Nation Policy Summit, the American Legislative Exchange Council doubled down on its latest strategy of protecting the fossil fuel industry by blacklisting “woke” companies that embrace climate protection goals.
Koch’s Political Ground Game Came up Short in 2022
Charles Koch’s political operation had a rough year. Despite the billionaire’s huge investments in Americans for Prosperity, his political and advocacy organization, and its super PAC, AFP Action, scored few electoral gains in the midterms and suffered major legislative defeats in Congress.
CMD Launches Insurrection Exposed Website
New resource provides more than 250 profiles of the politicians, leaders, and dark money groups that orchestrated the Jan. 6 insurrection and are laying the groundwork to subvert future elections.
ALEC Has Half the Legislative Members It Claims
The American Legislative Exchange Council grossly overstates the number of state lawmakers who are members of the organization, internal documents obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy show.