Chevron and Merck Secretly Funded Attack-Ads in 2010

Bloomberg reveals that during the 2010 midterm elections, big oil and big pharma spent millions of dollars to help elect Republicans to Congress through attack-ads. The Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizen’s United decision paved the way for virtually unrestricted corporate campaign spending, in this case to fund politically active groups like Americans for Prosperity. According to Think Progress, a blog of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, Chevron’s profits have jumped 23.3 percent since its 2010 controbutions.