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Scott Walter Talks About Arabella with Lee Smith

Scott Walter on Words That Matter with Lee Smith

CRC’s Scott Walter recently appeared on Words That Matter with Lee Smith to talk about his latest book, Arabella: The Dark Money Network of Leftist Billionaires Secretly Transforming America.

Although relatively unknown in the public eye, the Arabella Network’s influence is felt within the electoral and political landscapes. The Arabella Network is organized with the for-profit consulting firm Arabella Advisors at the top, while underneath it exists half-a-dozen nonprofit entities that are managed by the firm. Below these 501(c)(3)s and 501(c)(4)s exist hundreds of smaller projects acting as grassroots movements seeking to influence policymakers and the public that are controlled by the nonprofit groups. The network manages to take in billions of dollars every election cycle, with the money flowing between the various nonprofits and projects designed to push for left-of-center policy reforms in various areas including judicial, environmental, and electoral advocacy. Such a system has seen millions in donations come from several left-leaning billionaires such as Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and even lesser-known individuals like Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss.

Scott Walter

Scott Walter is president of Capital Research Center. He served in the George W. Bush Administration as Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and was vice president at…
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