Bradley Foundation Bankrolls Chairman Art Pope's Extreme Agenda in North Carolina - 2017-06-22
Pope is the multimillionaire CEO and Chairman of Variety Wholesalers, a discount store in 15 Southern states.
Pope is a founding board member and prominent funder of David and Charles Koch's astroturf campaign operation, Americans for Prosperity, earning him the nickname Koch Jr. by critics. The groups Pope has founded and funded, have pursued a far-right agenda in North Carolina, including supporting voter suppression, racial gerrymandering and other extreme policies.
Now the Bradley Foundation, which has its own controversial history on these issues, is granting two key Pope groups a total of $1.5 million over three years, a hefty increase in operating revenue for a $2.5 million operation.