A Web Of GOP Influence October 27, 201012:01 AM ET These groups style themselves as independent, grass-roots organizations, though they are tightly interconnected. The network is behind a slew of campaign ads this fall. Notes - Campaign activity numbers are as of early October.<br />- Correction: A previous version of this graphic mistakenly said Carl Forti sits on the board of the American Action Network. Credit: Katie Bascuas, Nelson Hsu, Alyson Hurt, Peter Overby, Erica Ryan and Andrea Seabrook / NPR Related NPR Stories Despite Talk Of Decline, Unions Remain Key Player Oct. 28, 2010 'Independent' Groups Behind Ads Not So Independent Oct. 27, 2010 Independent Group Airs Anti-McCain Ad March 6, 2008 Facebook Twitter Google+ Email We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.