The Watchdog got start-up funding from the Sam Adams Alliance, an ideological communications group with a political axe to grind.

Another group formed by the Alliance is American Majority, a training institute for political candidates. A former board member of the Sam Adams Alliance is Denis Calabrese, a well-known political operative who, according to the Houston Chronicle, is affiliated with “dirty work” and misleading campaign material. Calabrese is also the founder of the Patriot Group, a political consulting and lobbying firm.  Denis Calabrese and the Patriot Group – remember those names.  You will hear them again.