January 22, 2024

Top Haley Aide Worked for Biden Group, Pushed Over $400M to Dems

Nikki Haley's presidential campaign is under scrutiny as revelations surface about Tyler Clark, the current New Hampshire state director, and his past association with the nonprofit Sixteen Thirty Fund.

Clark's involvement with the fund, a component of the Arabella Advisers' network of dark-money groups, was disclosed through lobbying documents obtained by the Washington Examiner.

The Sixteen Thirty Fund operates as a conduit for substantial financial contributions from left-leaning billionaires like George Soros, Hansjörg Wyss, Bill Gates, and Pierre Omidyar.

This network channels millions of dollars to progressive candidates and advocacy organizations, with the Sixteen Thirty Fund alone distributing $410 million in dark funding to Democrats during the last presidential election cycle.

Critics argue that Haley's campaign not only receives financial support from Democrats but is also influenced by them.

The Sixteen Thirty Fund, in addition to its funding role, initiated the pressure group Demand Justice, known for its $5 million expenditure in 2018 opposing Justice Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination.

In 2021, it conducted an extensive ad campaign advocating for the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer, who eventually stepped down in 2022.

Tyler Clark's association with the Sixteen Thirty Fund occurred during his tenure as a public and government affairs advisor for Preti Strategies, a lobbying firm based in Boston.

He engaged in lobbying efforts for various left-leaning entities, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the American Federation of Teachers, before joining Haley's campaign last year.

Critics, including Ron DeSantis's campaign, have raised concerns about the Democratic influence within Haley's team, asserting that the campaign is not only financially supported but also managed by Democrats.

The disclosure of Clark's past involvement adds to the ongoing debate over the role of dark money in political campaigns.

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