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In Colorado, the firm provided the GOP-aligned Senate Majority Fund and a separate “dark money” group, Concerned Citizens for Colorado, with ... But to do so, they'll have to overcome a Republican Party with a vast, well-funded network of super PACs and dark-money groups — and, it's now clear, ...
“People have to decide if they want to be represented by citizen legislators — people they see in the street or in their grocery store every day — or if they want to be represented by dark money groups funded out of a P.O. Box in Virginia,” Garner said. “That's why I felt I had to bring this information to the ...

As midterm elections approach, anxieties loom large that social media will be prime targets for manipulative influence campaigns. Last week news emerged that Cambridge Analytica improperly used the data of tens of millions of Facebook users to manipulate voters. Amidst a tsunami of articles and tweets ...
... Election Commission in 2002, no inauguration has reported any significant contributions from secretive dark money groups or shell corporations. ... end of the year, the BH Group received $750,000 from another dark money group, the Wellspring Committee, as OpenSecrets first reported last November.
GOP Donors Too "Embarrassed" to Publicly Support Trump Gave Millions to Dark Money Group ... As a result, these "dark money" groups have become the vehicle of choice for wealthy corporate and individual donors who want to spend heavily in elections without the public knowing who is filling their war ...
The dark-money group buying the Templeton ads, American Future Fund, has supported some GOP candidates (spending big on Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential bid), and fought others (airing anti-Ted Cruz ads during the 2016 presidential primary in South Carolina). The fund also helped Republicans ...

“People have to decide if they want to be represented by citizen legislators — people they see in the street or in their grocery store every day — or if they want to be represented by dark money groups funded out of a P.O. Box in Virginia,” Garner said. “That's why I felt I had to bring this information to the ...
On Friday, Garner said he this he's being targeted for a bill he sponsored in the 2015 legislative session that required “dark money” groups to report their donors and ... “When you look at the most active dark money groups and people who have tried to influence our elections, these guys rise to the top.”.
America First Policies, a nonprofit group with close ties to President Donald Trump , has hired Trump's pollsters to conduct a wide range of political polling and research that experts say resembles the kind of expensive work the Republican National Committee has performed for prior GOP administrations.
... on Friday said the complaint is without merit and called the Campaign Legal Center "a dark-money group that routinely harasses Republicans." Fischer said the group goes after members of both parties and fully discloses its donors, unlike so-called "dark money" groups that keep their donor list secret.
"This complaint from a dark-money group that routinely harasses Republicans is without merit," he said. "The campaign followed all federal and state laws regarding the transfer. We look forward to this complaint being dismissed just like the state complaint was found to be baseless." The center is headed ...
According to OpenSecrets.org, since 2009 the Payday Loan industry makes well more than $4 million in donations annually to Members of Congress, industry political action committees and dirty dark money groups. In fact, that figure is commonly closer to $5 million a year. So far, in the 2017-2018 period, ...
BREAKING NEWS FROM CNBC'S CHRISTINA WILKIE: DARK MONEY GROUP AMERICA FIRST POLICIES IS RUNNING A PRO-TRUMP POLLING ..... Increasingly, top-down party bureaucracies like the RNC and DNC are giving way to loosely aligned networks of dark money groups, super PACs, political ...
A dark money group with close ties to President Trump · Donald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE has hired three ...
Such a practice breaks with decades of tradition and raises concerns about potential coordination between the pro-Trump dark money group, the White ..... Increasingly, top-down party bureaucracies like the RNC and DNC are giving way to loosely aligned networks of dark money groups, super PACs, ...
As evidence that Greitens could retaliate, Dogan pointed to an advertising blitz last year Greitens' dark-money group A New Missouri Inc., launched against Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, a frequent critic of the governor. In the advertisement, the group listed Schaaf's personal cell phone number. He was ...
One major reason for the political gridlock is the NRA, the nation's largest dark money group, which spent an estimated $35 million to influence the ... Dark money groups like the NRA exercise influence over public policy in many ways, from influencing lawmakers to change their votes on a particular bill to ...

“Dark money groups refuse to tell us who they are or what they do,” Bullock said. “We don't know who funds these groups and probably never will.” A corporation sends money to a dark money PAC, often via several intermediary companies. Then the dark money PAC purchases attack ads and mails ...
Wanhua Chemical, a $10 billion chemical company controlled by the Chinese government, now has an avenue to influence American elections. On Monday, Wanhua joined the American Chemistry Council, a lobby organization for chemical manufacturers that is unusually aggressive in intervening in U.S. ...
For The Press. In four legislative elections since 2011, so-called dark-money groups drilled down with more than $3.7 million in independent spending in the 2nd Legislative District. ... Dark-money groups are independent committees operated by special interests outside the control of parties or candidates.
He said he was attacked by a so-called “dark money” group in his last campaign to keep his job as Attorney General. He said that ... The campaign, Outlaw Dirty Money, led by Goddard, would effectively stop so-called “dark money” groups that spend money on political campaigns but don't disclose donors.
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 10: Joe Ricketts speaks during the premiere of “The Conspirator” presented by The American Film Company, Ford's Theatre and Roadside Attractions at Ford's Theatre on April 10, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images for Roadside Attractions).
“Until Republicans come to the table to discuss real campaign finance reform, we will continue to play by the current rules as we try to compete with the seemingly unlimited resources of the Koch brothers and other corporate special interests that fund Republican dark money groups,” said a statement from ...
Wanhua Chemical, a $10 billion chemical company controlled by the Chinese government, now has an avenue to influence American elections. On Monday, Wanhua joined the American Chemistry Council, a lobby organization for chemical manufacturers that is unusually aggressive in intervening in U.S. ...
These dark money groups hope ending “fair share” will clear the way for lower wages, reductions in benefits for hard-working, middle class Americans for the privatization of public education. It won't work. If fair share disappears, IEA will simply intensify the grassroots advocacy we're already doing because ...
More to the point, it would preclude any requirement that these so-called “dark money” groups identify donors. And it would bar local governments from auditing the books of these groups or requiring them to respond to subpoenas, even if there were allegations that they were violating campaign finance ...
It would preclude any requirement that these so-called “dark money” groups identify donors. And it would bar local governments from auditing the books of these groups or requiring them to respond to subpoenas, even if there were allegations they were violating campaign-finance laws. HB 2153 now goes ...
“Mr. Crone's efforts to create a dark money group on behalf of a key member of Republican leadership, in one of the state's most competitive districts, is disturbing and should cause anyone still working with him to question Mr. Crone's real motivations,” NC Democratic Party Executive Director Kimberly ...
That measure doubled the amount dark money groups can spend on ballot measures, allowing nonprofits to spend more money influencing elections without having to reveal donors. The Tempe measure is on the city's March 13 ballot. Lawmakers also approved a measure that essentially repeals a 2016 ...
More to the point, it would preclude any requirement that these so-called “dark money” groups identify donors. And it would bar local governments from auditing the books of these groups or requiring them to respond to subpoenas, even if there were allegations that they were violating campaign finance ...
That measure doubled the amount dark money groups can spend on ballot measures, allowing nonprofits to spend more money influencing elections without having to reveal donors. The Tempe measure is on the city's March 13 ballot. Lawmakers also approved a measure that essentially repeals a 2016 ...
Before viewers believe a word in this distorted ad, they should ask who is behind it and why the backers of this dark money group are hiding their identities from public scrutiny. And viewers should ask why this group is distributing false information in an blatant attempt to tear down a governor who has been ...
... statewide officeholder left in Jefferson City, and is poised to face voters this fall. "We believe that this is a frivolous lawsuit by a dark money group attempting to access confidential work papers that this office relies on to expose fraud, waste and corruption," a statement from Galloway's office said.
"These liberal dark money groups, financed and controlled by allies of the Democratic Party are determined to use and abuse the court system to achieve unprecedented chaos." And Lewis is confident he knows who is leading this political conspiracy. "This is all a part of President Obama and Eric Holder's ...
Before he took office, Pruitt indirectly raised money from conservative dark money groups to stop the EPA regulations he's now in charge of. But Wheeler directly raised money for the same Republican Senators who are evaluating his nomination, the Intercept reported on Wednesday. When Pruitt worked ...
What is known is that two “dark money” groups spent $3.2 million in 2014 to help elect Republicans Doug Little and Tom Forese to the Arizona Corporation Commission, the organization that sets utility rates. But the groups, Save Our Future Now and the Arizona Free Enterprise Club, have refused to ...
This highlights the growing hypocrisy in fundraising efforts by Carbajal, raking in checks from lobbyists and dark money groups, while only 34-percent of his Q4 contributions come from within the district – paling in comparison. “Carbajal represents politics that Americans have grown tired of.
So-called "dark-money" groups, nonprofits that don't have to name their donors, have held fundraisers in North Carolina in recent years with top state officials in attendance. Gov. Roy Cooper's office has acknowledged his ... A similar dark-money group supported former Gov. Pat McCrory during his term.
Allies of Marco Rubio's are linked to a dark money group that went after Rubio's opponents, including Donald Trump, in the presidential election. The Center for Responsive Politics reports on American Future Fund: AFF reported more than $12.7 million in spending on political advocacy in 2016. During the ...
Here's another way LLCs could be used: as an intermediary between foreign agents and tax-exempt organizations that are not required by law to disclose their donors, often called dark money groups. Indeed, in July the leftleaning Center for American Progress put out a report warning that loopholes in ...
Over five days have passed since a report revealed that the FBI is investigating whether a Russian banker funneled money to the NRA to boost Donald Trump's campaign. And the gun group still isn't talking. The NRA did not respond to McClatchy's requests for comments for its story on the FBI probe, ...
Some critics say the arrangement is potentially troubling because voters don't know who is funding Corbett's salary and benefits. One critic has called it a "dark money" group. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
That makes it hard for government watchdogs or federal agencies to know with certainty if foreign money is being funneled to these so-called “dark money” groups. Campaign finance ... No dark-money group spent more on the 2016 election than the NRA's dark-money arm. In all, the NRA spent a $55 ...
When this happened in 2012, everyone was talking about super PACs, but it was clear the really pernicious thing were these dark money groups. Super PAC money can be unlimited, but with dark money groups, money can be unlimited and anonymous. I could see this would be a loophole that would be ...
Mandy Powers Norrell, D-Lancaster, on illuminating so-called “dark money” groups that try to wield influence but don't reveal their donors. The commission also should have the power to obtain lawmakers' tax returns if two-thirds of the commissioners decide they are needed in an investigation. “I think it's ...
Adding to these plans, the PAC “Ending Spending,” a so called “dark money” group, has pledged a million-dollar media buy, while outside “independent” groups like the “45 committee” are also active, the latter expecting to spend a half-a-million on voter communications. And this is the “early money.
The long running criminal investigation into whether or not Scott Walker and deep-pocketed dark money groups illegally coordinated the expenditure of some $30 million to win the 2012 recall elections should be old news by now. But the Wisconsin GOP is keeping it alive by undertaking a criminal ...
Here's another way L.L.C.s could be used: as an intermediary between foreign agents and tax-exempt organizations that are not required by law to disclose their donors, often called dark money groups. Indeed, in July the left-leaning Center for American Progress put out a report warning that loopholes in ...
Vice President Mike Pence and Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens walks through the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, after viewing some of the damage done last weekend when more than 150 headstones were overturned. Photo by J.B. Forbes, ...
The long running criminal investigation into whether or not Scott Walker and deep-pocketed dark money groups illegally coordinated the expenditure of some $30 million to win the 2012 recall elections should be old news by now. But the Wisconsin GOP is keeping it alive by undertaking a criminal ...


 

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