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"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 ...
The long-running Criminal Investigation into whether or not Wisconsin Governor 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 ...
"My expectation truly is that I will continue to be attacked by the governor, his dark money groups, secret donors and the governor's law firm," Galloway said. ___. Associated Press writer Summer Ballentine in Jefferson City contributed to this report. copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Steve Bannon speaks before the arrival of Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore during a campaign event at Jordan's Activity Barn on December 11, 2017 in Midland City, Alabama. Joe Raedle/Getty Images. A super PAC affiliated with Steve Bannon has launched an ad campaign to discredit the ...
But in a fiery speech to make that point, Lewis fell into an age-old trap of contradictions. Just how fired up was David Lewis during a hastily called press conference Wednesday afternoon? "These liberal dark money groups, financed and controlled by allies of the Democratic party are determined to use and ...
"This allows a dark money group to air a Super Bowl ad to support Gov. McMaster," said Brendan Fischer with the Campaign Legal Center in Washington, echoing the opinions of others. "They're exploiting a loophole here." While the ad does not advocate directly for McMaster's election, the message will ...
Earlier this year, a Greitens'-linked dark money group shared Schaaf's cell phone number to punish him for opposing legislation supported by Greitens. But four other GOP lawmakers, including one of Greitens' earliest backers, have also said the governor should step down. Greitens' past ethics scandals ...
A bill filed by Kendrick would require "dark money" groups that do not legally have to disclose their donors to report the money they spend to support or oppose a candidate or ballot measure. He cited the group A New Missouri, which supported Greitens' campaign for governor and continues to support his ...
So-called dark money groups don't have to necessarily report this spending to the FEC because their efforts don't specifically call for Baldwin's defeat. Nine groups have spent more than $4.7 million on ads that attack Baldwin and/or boost one of the Republicans vying to oppose her, according to her ...
Mandy Powers Norrell, D-Lancaster, never reached a subcommittee in the House. That legislation, if passed, would shed light onto "dark money" groups that currently don't disclose their donors to the Ethics Commission, even as they seek to influence elections. On the other side of the Statehouse, a couple ...
White House staff leaked threats to fire the head of a Trump dark money group for talking to Michael Wolff. It is illegal for the White House to be in charge of that group at all. Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Michael Wolff's explosive book, "Fire and Fury," which details the private doubts and ...
"She supports an amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's disastrous Citizens United decision and set limits on campaign spending by corporations, and she is a co-sponsor of the DISCLOSE Act to require dark money groups to disclose their donors - a bill that Senator Heller has voted against multiple ...
(That is, unless the dark-money groups can convince a judge to toss it off the ballot.) These same citizens are now gearing up to work on the Outlaw Dirty Money initiative. (If you'd like more information on how to get involved, email the campaign at amanda@outlawdirtymoney.com.) Look for heavy ...
Former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, a Democrat who has fought against dark-money groups, said he's not so sure there has been a "chink in the armor" or that more suits ... The Arizona Voter education Project is considered a dark-money group because it does not have to disclose its donors.
DENVER - A single person gave $28.5 million to a nonprofit whose "dark money" was eventually used to buy ads touting Colorado's Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court seat he was eventually confirmed to, according to a new report from MapLight. According to tax documents obtained from the ...
It's a strategy many "dark money" groups use to maximize political impact while reporting as little spending as possible. For example, One ...
Already, the Koch network and associated dark money groups have spent millions to get a governor and Legislature that would push for and ...
Mesnard said donors to "dark money" groups are entitled to the same protection, suggesting the government could go after those whose views ...
Dark-money groups are non-profit organizations that can spend unlimited amounts of money to influence elections. Here's how. Wochit.
Don Emmert/AFP/Getty images; TRUMPNAM STYlE: A Republican dark money group led by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge ...
... its bounds by cutting the commission out of the process of regulating so-called "dark money" groups that can pour millions into campaigns.
... independent expenditure committee that funneled money from a pro-energy, dark-money group into the city council race in support of Payton, ...
... its bounds by cutting the commission out of the process of regulating so-called "dark money" groups that can pour millions into campaigns.
"It's a real concern that these nefarious dark money groups, super PACs and the like could essentially launder money through houses of ...
Raleigh, N.C. -- A dark money group with ties to Gov. Roy Cooper's campaign apparatus will gather again next month for a fundraiser starring ...
Along with the dark money group Mass Transit Now -- funded by big real estate and development interests who want land on the cheap from ...
These groups are perhaps best known as political advertising vehicles for anonymous donors, and they're often called "dark money" groups.
Just four days into his "America First" administration, U.S. President Donald Trump was delivering for a foreign company -- TransCanada ...


 

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