Campaign Finance

GOP Field Gets $62 Million so far from Fossil Fuels

The 2016 presidential race is a bonanza of fossil fuel cash for Republican presidential candidates, even 15 months out from election day.

Just 17 billionaires and businesses with ties to fossil fuel interests have pumped $67 million into Super PACs to support the ambitions of eight Republicans, according to a new analysis by Greenpeace and the Center for Media and Democracy (which publishes PRWatch.org). The Guardian broke the story.

The top recipient?

Blatant climate denier Ted Cruz.

Walker's Dark Money Allies Orchestrate Coup of the Courts

Two court cases this week--one being heard in open court, another being considered in silence behind closed doors--will decide the future of Wisconsin campaign finance law, the independence of the Wisconsin judiciary and will impact the future of presidential candidate Scott Walker.

The stakes could not be higher, but the converging cases have garnered little national attention.

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