5 Steps to Buy Influence in a Governor’s Office


Last week, the Competitive Entrerprise Institute released a major new study by Senior Fellow Christopher C. Horner, “Government for Rent: How Special Interests Finance Governors to Pursue Their Climate Policy Agenda,” on the practice of political donors buying influence in state government. The infographic below lays out how this process works.

See the write-up by the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard, “Obama climate change aides in shadow ‘cabinet’ to thwart Trump” and read the full report here. Horner is also the author of the companion study, “Law Enforcement for Rent: How Special Interests Fund Climate Policy through State Attorneys General.”