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The groups Pope has founded and funded, have pursued a far-right agenda in North Carolina, including supporting voter suppression, racial gerrymandering and other extreme policies. Now the Bradley Foundation, which has its own controversial history on these issues, is granting two key Pope groups a total of $1.5 million over three years, a hefty increase in operating revenue for a $2.5 million operation.
Meet the Bradley Foundation, giving the Koch brothers a run for their money.
A Truthout investigation finds that among the biggest funders of the outside groups backing Republican candidates in Georgia and Montana are fossil fuel companies, which tend to favor conservatives who will join the Trump administration in rolling back environmental regulations that limit their profits.
The political action committees of three law firms, one trade association, and eight other companies that signed the letter against SB 6 have given hundreds of thousands of dollars to the campaigns of Republican state senators who sponsored the bill.