Corporate-backed Group launches multi-million dollar 2020 Republican Gerrymandering Project

The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC), backed with millions of dollars in corporate funding, is launching a new redistricting project to help Republicans draw district maps that will advantage the GOP over the next decade. The Right Lines 2020 project, launched this week, will focus attention on the RSLC target states, which are Florida, Georgia, …

Mitch McConnell to headline fundraiser alongside Daniel Cameron, GOP nominee for Kentucky Attorney General

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is scheduled to appear at an August 23rd fundraiser for the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), alongside the Republican nominee for Kentucky Attorney General, Daniel Cameron. Cameron is looking to become the first Republican Attorney General in Kentucky since 1948. A copy of the invitation was obtained by Documented (see …

Koch-Backed Tech Group Behind Tool Used to Push Union Opt-Out Campaigns

The Lincoln Network, a group started with seed money from the Charles G. Koch Foundation, is behind online technology called “Edunity” that is being deployed to encourage teachers and other public sector union members to leave their unions. According to an online member update from the State Policy Network (SPN), the tool was designed in …

Five Facts about Tucker Carlson, FOX Host and Daily Caller Founder

Tucker Carlson on FOX News

Tucker Carlson, the controversial host of the 8 p.m. slot on FOX News, has lost more than 30 advertisers in the past three months, according to Media Matters for America. This list includes the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca. That corporation, the maker of the heartburn drug Nexium, dumped him last week after the progressive …

Wealthy Individuals and Families Financed State GOP Groups, New Filings Reveal

New IRS filings reveal that billionaires including Steven Cohen, Sheldon Adelson, Joseph Craft and the wealthy DeVos family backed state level Republican 527 groups with millions of dollars  in the month leading up to and the weeks following the 2018 election. As 527 political organizations, Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC), Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) …

Koch-backed “grassroots” organization mostly funded by just five big donors

The Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity, which presents itself as a “grassroots organization”, received 86% of its funding in 2017 from just five big donors. This detail is contained in a recent report prepared by the organization’s auditor, CapinCrouse.   As a 501(C)(4) social welfare organization, Americans for Prosperity is not required to disclose the names …

Janus Decision Rooted in Koch Wishlist

Charles Koch protested in front of Supreme Court

With last month’s monumental Janus decision by the Supreme Court, the Koch family won a major victory in their multi-generational attack on unions. The ruling spreads to the entire public sector one of the laws the Koch fortune first helped push through in Kansas 60 years ago: “right-to-work.” And in doing so it enshrines the union-busting agenda …

Koch Industries among major donors to GOP Attorneys General Group for 2018 Election Cycle

The latest financial report for the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) has been filed (see below). It reveals numerous corporations, top executives, and their trade groups donating a total of $4,537,553 to ensure Republican state attorneys general candidates are financially backed heading into the 2018 election cycle. According to the report, which covered the first …

ALEC Hires Former Koch Staffer to Lead its Energy Task Force

The Koch-funded American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has hired Grant Kidwell, a former analyst from two major Koch-backed groups–Americans for Prosperity and the Charles Koch Institute–to lead its Energy, Environment and Agriculture (EEA) task force, a position that has been left vacant since July. Funded by numerous fossil-fuel companies, ALEC and its EEA task force …