Right-Wing Families Bankroll Most Extreme GOP Candidates Nationwide
By Alex Kotch |
May 24th, 2022 at 8:28 AM (CDT)
Many of the country’s wealthiest GOP megadonors are betting heavily on the 2022 campaigns of some of the most extreme right-wing politicians in the United States, as evidenced by a Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) analysis of state and federal campaign finance data. Most of these families gave to four or more politicians affiliated with conspiracy theories and white nationalist groups, the Big Lie that the 2020 presidential election was “stolen,” and/or the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Many of these extremist candidates have used conspiracy theories, public outrage, and the media to develop impressive small donor bases. Yet they are also being rewarded royally by megadonors who shower their campaigns with the largest contributions allowed while bankrolling super PACs that spend even more to boost their election chances.
names and more at the link https://www.exposedbycmd.org/2022/05/24 ... ationwide/
Farron Cousins in interview with the author: