Americans for Prosperity-Kentucky is so far the lone group weighing in against a state loan to save Louisville’s Jewish Hospital that has strong bipartisan support.
Fossil fuels companies and executives have contributed $18.8 million so far, with Koch Industries leading the pack.
The recent donation is one of many contributions that GEO Group has made via its subsidiaries, potentially skirting federal campaign finance rules.
Charles Koch’s Americans for Prosperity Action has reported receiving nearly $6 million this quarter, bringing the total raised in 2019 to $14.16 million.
Third Way, a think tank funded by the likes of Amgen, Pacific Gas & Electric, and Reynolds American tobacco, is warning Iowa voters about the democratic socialist candidate.
Koch Industries spent $11 million in 2019 lobbying Congress to block climate action, renewable energy subsidies, automobile fuel efficiency standards, and donor disclosure.
Former Gilead Sciences lobbyist Joe Grogan pushed Trump to ditch his support for a House bill to lower drug prices while Gilead-linked groups advertised and lobbied against it.
Pharmaceutical, energy, and defense industry interests have poured money into dark-money groups that promote their corporate agendas...and now advertise against impeachment.
As Republican Attorneys General faced 2018 re-election bids and continued their legal challenges to Obama-era environmental regulations, fossil fuel companies poured millions of dollars into the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), a political nonprofit that spends money to elect GOP AGs. That trend has continued into this year. From 2017 through mid-2019, oil, gas, and coal companies, trade associations, fossil fuel utilities, and industry executives donated over $6.7 million to RAGA, a CMD investigation has found.
Charles Koch, the CEO of Koch Industries with an estimated net worth of $43.1 billion, distributed over $127.5 million in 2018 through his personal foundation to support right-wing infrastructure and the so-called "talent pipeline" needed to staff it, IRS filings obtained and examined by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) show.