Dark Money

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Eleven Years Later, Democrats Will Try Again to Address Citizens United’s Dark Money Problem

Both chambers of Congress are planning to vote on the For the People Act, which would force dark money groups to reveal their donors.

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Dark Money Attacks Judges for Being ‘Soft on Crime’

Scaremongering advertisements in state court races were paid for by shadowy groups whose true funding sources weren’t available to voters.

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Record ‘Dark Money’ Donations Help GOP Retake House Seats

A Republican-linked nonprofit was the top donor to House Republicans' super PAC, which spent big in a number of swing races that saw the GOP retake seats lost to Democrats in 2018.

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Campaign Against ‘Dark Money’ Disclosure in Alaska Keeps Hiding Its Donors

The donors include the super PAC arm of Charles Koch's main political nonprofit and the Republican State Leadership Committee.

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Billionaire Oligarchs and Anonymous Megadonors Behind Amy Coney Barrett Ads

Finance executives, industrial magnates, and right-wing megadonors have readied the groups spending tens of millions of dollars on ads to confirm Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, who often rules in line with corporate interests.

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Congressional Leaders Are Raising More Dark Money Than Ever Through Their Super PACs

The super PACs affiliated with the Democratic leaders have raised particularly large sums this cycle from organizations that don't disclose their donors.

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‘It’s a Secret, a (c)(4) Is a Secret’: Dark Money Powers $60 Million Bribery Scheme in Ohio

Last week, the FBI arrested Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four associates in a bribery investigation over a law that sends $1 billion from ratepayers to bail out two nuclear power plants.

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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.

Fact Check: Does Bernie Sanders Get Support From Big-Money Super PACs?

Elizabeth Warren lumped Sanders in with fellow contenders who are getting millions of dollars worth of help from outside groups funded by corporate executives.