Dark Money

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Dark Money Floods in to State Elections, Revealing Cracks in Disclosure Laws

Political spending in state elections by LLC's and nonprofit groups has surged in the decade since Citizens United, but some states are leading the way in strengthening disclosure laws around who’s buying and funding campaign ads.

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‘Dark Money’ Groups Back Engel Against Progressive Challenger Bowman

Two nonprofits, recently incorporated in Delaware, have spent $260,000 on ads and mailers backing Engel. The groups are not required to reveal their donors.

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Dark Money Pours Into West Virginia Ahead of State Supreme Court Election

A Republican Party group funded by the shadowy Judicial Confirmation Network is among the groups spending big ahead of West Virginia's Supreme Court elections.

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Trump Admin Finalizes Rule That Could Protect Foreign Dark Money in Elections

The rule, which takes effect today, allows dark money nonprofits to cease reporting information to the IRS that the government would need to enforce campaign finance laws.

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Where Biden, Trump, and Amash Stand on Campaign Finance

From dark money to public funding for elections, here’s where three remaining presidential candidates stand on money in politics.

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Campaign to Overturn Citizens United Keeps Racking Up Wins

Seventeen more Wisconsin communities recently endorsed a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics, bringing the state total of passed referendums to 163 and the nationwide total to 820.

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Dark Money Pours Into Wisconsin Supreme Court Race

In the week before the election, incumbent Daniel Kelly has benefited from a last minute surge in spending by groups with ties to the Judicial Crisis Network.

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Buttigieg Skirts Anti-Corruption Laws by Campaigning With ‘Dark Money’ Group

Despite ban on coordination between PACs and campaigns, Pete Buttigieg appeared at an event hosted by a "dark money" affiliate of a super PAC that is backing him.

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Nation’s Biggest Charity Is Funding Influential White Nationalist Group

A charitable nonprofit linked to Fidelity Investments has donated at least $100,000 to the New Century Foundation, the organization behind white nationalist publication American Renaissance, since mid-2015.