A recent study by the Center for Media and Democracy found that, under existing state laws, 29 of the 50 state delegations to a convention would be selected exclusively by Republicans. Nineteen would be chosen by Democrats, with only two states having split delegations. Half a century ago, significant numbers of Republicans held progressive views […]
Today, Leonard Leo’s Concord Fund was exposed by The Center for Media and Democracy as the top contributor once again to the far-right extremist Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), underscoring Leo’s support for the group’s baseless attacks on ESG, affirmative action, student debt forgiveness, and more.
ALEC’s financial and membership structure means that less than 1% of its revenue comes from legislator membership fees, according to Lisa Graves, executive director of the Center for Media and Democracy. Some of its biggest donors from 2014-19 include the Bradley Foundation, Charles Koch Foundation and Searle Freedom Trust, according to the CMD.
Meanwhile, a 2020 investigation by the Center For Media And Democracy found Americans for Prosperity received over $21 million from right-wing groups since 2014, including the Ed Uihlein Family Foundation and the Charles Koch Institute, among others.
FGA doesn’t disclose its donors. But IRS data tracked by the Center for Media and Democracy, which investigates the influence of money in politics, show some of the largest checks came from foundations tied to conservative causes. The Ed Uihlein Family Foundation donated $17.85 million between 2014 and 2021, according to tax filings. The Bradley […]
Kennedy is further involved in one of the four lawsuits against California law AB 2098, which serves to hold doctors who have spread deadly disinformation about COVID-19 and the vaccines accountable with the loss of medical licensure. Other legal opposition to the physician accountability law, signed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) in the fall […]
The donation was so large that Turning Point USA was required to report it on its 2021 federal Form 990. A copy of that tax filing was published on Twitter over the weekend by the Center for Media and Democracy and was retweeted by a user known as SBC Platform, who frequently critiques what some […]
The FGA belongs to the State Policy Network, a vast network of right-wing nonprofits and think tanks throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. The SPN and its affiliates claim to be independent and nonpartisan, but a 2013 investigation by the Center for Media and Democracy uncovered the group’s right-wing ties and how they […]
Other leading donors to Raga in 2022 include an arm of the US Chamber of Commerce, energy giant Koch Industries, and tobacco behemoth Altria, according to the liberal research group the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD).
In 2019, Watchdog.org, an organization that propagated misinformation and lies that benefitted Republican politicians, rebranded as The Center Square. Since rebranding, the company has operated as a dark money-fueled conservative news wire service writing and distributing right-wing slanted news stories. Their publisher, Franklin News Foundation, has apparently continued to receive funding from the ultra-conservative Donors Trust.