Schrader’s new lobbying employer works for numerous drug companies like Pfizer and Sanofi, plus industry trade association PhRMA.
Tax documents reveal the group Center Forward received a record $18.8 million in 2021 and spent big to back conservative Democrats who bucked their party on drug pricing reforms.
California Democrat Adam Gray advanced in the CA-13 primary after the super PAC ran ads for him, facing a candidate endorsed by state environmental groups.
The dark-money group Center Forward, which is buying the ads, has received millions from the pharmaceutical industry in recent years.
Days before the House voted on the Build Back Better Act, Center Forward hosted dozens of congressional staffers to discuss policy issues with lobbyists.
The Well News, founded by employees of a Blue Dog-affiliated nonprofit, appears to be exploiting a campaign finance loophole to run ads boosting Blue Dog Democrats.
Center Forward, a "dark money" group with major funding from Big Pharma, is running a Facebook ad campaign touting the pharmaceutical industry as its super PAC spends millions to re-elect Blue Dog Democrats.