Thursday, July 16, 2020

Tag: dark money

Warren shuts down her joint fundraising PAC, urges 2020 Democratic presidential...

"I just mean that people should not be self-funding and they should not be funded from PACs from other billionaires. Get out there, trust your message."

Trump 2020 campaign used a shell company to pay ad buyers...

While some of the issues presented by the Trump campaign’s approach to outside groups may seem novel, Trump is hardly the only candidate with blurred lines between his campaign and outside groups supporting him.

2017 financials of the Koch’s dark money network

The Koch network may be changing its face and money flow, but it appears to be still just as powerful as ever.

The Koch brothers’ Freedom Partners Group spends $115.2 million in 2017

Freedom Partners, officially organized as a 501 (c)(6) trade association for the purpose of “promoting economic freedom,” funnels money from the Koch Network of billionaire donors to a growing number of political advocacy organizations controlled by Koch operatives.

Pro-Trump ‘dark money’ group’s first tax return reveals millions in previously...

As a 501(c)(4) “social welfare” nonprofit, is not allowed to have politics as its primary purpose despite spending millions on politicking.

Dark Money paid new Trump Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s salary for...

“In other words, an organization ‘dedicated to promoting accountability, ethics, and transparency’ gets 100 percent of its funds from a group that exists mainly as a vehicle for donors to elude transparency.”

The rise of shadow parties

A Brennan Center analysis shows both Republicans and Democrats have found a new way to set up super PACs and rake in dark money, further weakening our campaign finance system.

The hidden money funding the midterms

Strategies that let super PACs delay revealing their donors until after the election are gaining popularity among both Democrats and Republicans.

Ad wars escalate ahead of 2018 midterm elections

Almost all of the spending by outside groups backing Democrats in Senate races since Labor Day has come from “dark money” sources.

America First Policies, the nonprofit run by Trump strategists, spends millions...

The social welfare group has spent millions of dollars to promote President Trump’s SCOTUS nominees and his proposals to roll back immigration, taxes, and healthcare.

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