The political relationship between the two front groups, Media Trackers and MacIver Institute, [quite often associated with Americans for Prosperity (sic)] pro-corporate spokespuppet Rick Esenberg, and conservative mouthpiece Charlie Sykes is perhaps not incidental. Their common denominator is the Bradley Foundation. In November, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported "With more than $600 million in assets, the Bradley Foundation provides a cornerstone for the conservative movement in Wisconsin and across America." And not only does Bradley fund MacIver and Media Trackers, Sykes and Esenberg are both Bradley beneficiaries.
Anatomy of a right-wing smear campaign; Media Trackers, MacIver Institute, and Charlie Sykes