AR2 is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit offspring of the America Rising Super PAC, which focuses on opposition research against Democrats. The group’s executive director is Brian Rogers, a former spokesman for Sen. John McCain. It shares several staff members with its parent group. Its state-based affiliates include Missouri Rising.
AR2 has announced that one of its primary projects will be tracking environmental advocates such as Tom Steyer and Bill McKibben.
 “One-time Gore staffer leads plan to track the ‘environmentalist left.’” Kate Sheppard, The Huffington Post, 05/02/16