The campaign behind a ballot measure to reverse Missouri's voter-approved redistricting reforms did not raise money from a single Missouri resident, instead relying on funding from GOP party groups and nondisclosing conservative nonprofits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From dark money to public funding for elections, here’s where three remaining presidential candidates stand on money in politics.
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.
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.
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.
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.