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Secretive Conservative Legal Group Funded By $17 Million Mystery Donor Before Kavanaugh Fight
Andrew Perez and Anna Massoglia | May 17, 2019
The conservative “dark money” organization that spearheaded controversial Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s contentious confirmation received $22 million in anonymous donations in the year before the 2018 court fight.
Former Democratic Senators’ Rural Voter Project Tied To “Medicare For All” Opponents
Andrew Perez | May 14, 2019
A “dark money” organization designed to help Democrats win rural votes in 2020 is getting support from anti-“Medicare for All” forces -- and pushing their message with a pair of former Democratic senators.
Major Oil Companies Bankroll Paris Accord Bill Opponents By 3-to-1 Margin
Frank Bass | May 10, 2019
House members who opposed a measure to block the Trump administration from abandoning an international agreement to mitigate climate change received three times more money from the nation’s major oil and gas companies than the bill’s supporters.
Family Fund Gifted $3.2 Million to Conservative Nonprofits During DeVos’ First Year in Office
Andrew Perez and Frank Bass |
A foundation funded by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her billionaire husband gave or pledged almost $3.2 million to conservative nonprofits during her first year in office, including gifts to politically oriented organizations that favor school choice, oppose abortion, and question the urgency in mitigating climate change.
MapLight’s Guide to Political Ad Transparency on Facebook, Twitter, and Google
Margaret Sessa-Hawkins and Hamsini Sridharan |
Explore MapLight's guide to social media political advertising databases active in the United States.
Biden’s Presidential Campaign Pledged Not to Take Special Interest Money — but Not His PAC
Andrew Perez and Lee Fang |
Joe Biden pledged to reject contributions from lobbyists and corporate PACs, but he has quietly taken in more than $30,000 in donations from corporate interests through a political action committee that he created in 2017.
Oil And Gas Companies Fueled Attacks On Colorado’s New Democratic Governor
Tim Zelina and Andrew Perez |
Two oil and gas companies with extensive interests in Colorado donated $1.7 million to a Republican “dark money” organization last year while it was working to defeat the state’s Democratic candidate for governor, Jared Polis.
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