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Money, Guns, and Politics: Five Facts About National Rifle Association Spending
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Even Before $400 Million Midterm Effort, Koch-Linked Organization Has Been Spending Heavily
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A constellation of political organizations funded by billionaires Charles and David Koch plans to spend almost $400 million to support conservative causes and candidates during the 2018 election cycle. Their flagship organization, however, has already been shoveling money out the door.
Oil and Gas Interests Pour $170 Million Into California Political Campaigns Since 2001
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A trade association representing oil and gas interests and its members have contributed $170 million to California political campaigns since 2001, according to a new data analysis from MapLight.
GOP Law Enforcement Chiefs Invited Donors To Help Set Policy Via Secret Bulletin Board
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An association of top Republican law enforcement officials has created a secret online bulletin board called the "Briefing Room" that's allowing big donors to help shape legal policy, according to records reviewed by MapLight and The Intercept.
Amid Secrecy Dispute, Fistful of Schedule B Forms Shows Power of Big Political Dollars
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A heavily redacted section in AAN’s annual tax return known as a Schedule B shows the conservative organization made it through an entire year without receiving a single donation smaller than $5,000. The AAN reported receiving almost $14.6 million in contributions and grants during its 2015-16 tax year, with a single $5.9 million contribution amounting for more than one-third of all donations.
Key Dark Money Figure Takes Reins Of RNC Treasury
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An influential financier who opposed Donald Trump’s campaign before swinging the support of one of the largest dark money organizations in the nation to the president has been named to take over the finances of the Republican National Committee.
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