FreedomWorks and Convention of States Action, both with Koch network ties, have new initiatives to promote state-based protests against COVID-19 social distancing measures.
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Right-wing protest in Lansing against Governor Whitmer’s coronavirus-related restrictions draws Confederate flags, swastikas, and chants of “Lock her up!”
The far-right, Trump-aligned student activist group Turning Point USA is attempting to exploit the coronavirus pandemic to out “radical leftist” professors “corrupting our youth.”
Groups favored by the Koch donor network and the Mercers have pumped more than $10 million into the Heartland Institute, but mainstream donor-advised fund sponsors are financing it too.
DonorsTrust, the corporate Right’s most popular donor-advised fund sponsor, provided the sting operation with nearly one-third of its revenue over the last five years on record.
Club for Growth Action is running an ad accusing the Democratic Party and billionaire donors of rigging the presidential primary for Joe Biden.
Trump nominates a Republican to the Federal Election Commission who has fought against donor transparency and has ties to the Koch political network, while leaving the Democratic seat vacant.
Biden and Warren have both benefited from a combined $24 million worth of spending by independent groups, while pro-Sanders groups have spent only $1.2 million.
Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg portrays himself as an environmentalist, but numerous candidates he has financed have voted to advance oil, gas, and coal interests.
Fossil fuels companies and executives have contributed $18.8 million so far, with Koch Industries leading the pack.