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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 ...


 

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