MAP: Has Fox News Campaigned For Republicans Near You?
Fox Figures Engaged In 42-State Effort To Elect GOP Candidates
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At least 32 Fox News hosts and contributors have campaigned for Republican candidates and organizations this election cycle. The campaigning has occurred nationally and in 42 states. Fox News figures helped raise and spend hundreds of millions of dollars this cycle in support of Republicans. They have also been featured in at least 105 fundraisers across the country.
To show the extent and reach of this effort, Media Matters inputted more than 300 Fox campaign instances into Google Maps. This data is intended to be a snapshot of Fox's campaign activity and not an absolute count. Since many Republican events are not publicly promoted, this report undoubtedly undercounted the extent of Fox's campaigning.
Each marker shows a campaign instance, along with the date (where applicable) and the Fox News figure involved. The map features location markers for the following categories:
Fundraiser featuring a Fox News figure
Speech by a Fox News figure
Endorsement by a Fox News figure
Contribution by Mike Huckabee's Huck PAC or Sarah Palin's SarahPAC
Spending by Karl Rove's American Crossroads or Crossroads GPS
Event on Americans for Prosperity's Obama's Failing Agenda Tour featuring a Fox News figure
Read the full Fox News campaigning report here.