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 Flipboard Email Thursday, June 20th, 2019 Listen · 13:05 13:05 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/734273856/734309961" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Up First NPR's Up First is the news you need to start your day. The biggest stories and ideas — from politics to pop culture — in 10 minutes.