Susie Wiles of Mercury Public Affairs, a senior advisor to Trump's campaign, is lobbying for Swisher as it fights a proposal meant to reduce youth smoking.
The pro-Trump protests were the culmination of over a decade of investment in conservative groups by the right-wing Koch network and large corporations.
Finance executives, industrial magnates, and right-wing megadonors have readied the groups spending tens of millions of dollars on ads to confirm Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, who often rules in line with corporate interests.
The rule, which takes effect today, allows dark money nonprofits to cease reporting information to the IRS that the government would need to enforce campaign finance laws.
From dark money to public funding for elections, here’s where three remaining presidential candidates stand on money in politics.
In a potentially game-changing decision, a federal court ruled that “dark-money” groups that spend more than $250 on direct political expenditures will have to disclose all donors who have given $200 or more towards those operations.
While spending from dark money groups seeking to influence who will be confirmed as the next Supreme Court nominee has yet to reach its peak, for the last two weeks, organizations on opposing sides of the political spectrum have been purchasing ads on Facebook, laying the groundwork for a fierce