Part five of ThinkProgress’ profiles of right-wing groups that are taking advantage of the Citizens United ruling to flood the airways with independent attack ads. See Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.
American Future Fund is a tax-exempt 501(c)(4) organization.
Founded in 2007 by Nick Ryan, a longtime aide to former George W. Bush Office of Management and Budget ex-Rep. Jim Nussle (R-IA), and a consultant for Rick Santorum’s 2012 campaign, AFF says it aims to “provide Americans with a conservative and free market viewpoint to have a mechanism to communicate and advocate on the issues that most interest and concern them.”
The group’s president, Sandra Greiner, is also a Republican Iowa state senator.
Sample AFF ad: