America Rising Squared

AR2 is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit offspring of the America Rising Super PAC, which focuses on opposition research against Democrats.[1] The group’s executive director is Brian Rogers, a former spokesman for Sen. John McCain.[2] It shares several staff members with its parent group.[3] Its state-based affiliates include Missouri Rising.[4]

AR2 has announced that one of its primary projects will be tracking environmental advocates such as Tom Steyer and Bill McKibben.[5]

[1]America Rising launches nonprofit affiliate.” David Drucker, The Washington Examiner, 07/14/15

[2]One-time Gore staffer leads plan to track the ‘environmentalist left.’” Kate Sheppard, The Huffington Post, 05/02/16

[3]America Rising launches nonprofit affiliate.” David Drucker, The Washington Examiner, 07/14/15

[4]America Rising launches nonprofit affiliate.” David Drucker, The Washington Examiner, 07/14/15

[5]America Rising targets Steyer.” Gabriel DeBenedetti, Politico, 04/29/16