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Rise of Scam Packs

June 15, 2016

Scam Pacs are adding a whole new dimesion to Dark Money. This video by Ken Vogel discussing these Pacs is definitely worth the watch. Click here to watch the interview.

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D.C. Consultants Get Windfall From ‘Dark Money’ Nonprofits

May 20, 2016

Much of the money funneled into election and issue campaigns via nonprofit “dark money” groups ends up with a handful of political-advertising and -consulting firms in Washington and its environs, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. In several cases, such 501(c)(4) social-welfare organizations, which are not required to disclose their funding sources, spent most or all of the money they raised on a sole lobbyist, strategist, or other political vendor, the center writes, citing the organizations’ tax filings. In 2011, […]

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Open Letter Supporting Alabama Disclosure Legislation

April 21, 2016

The following is an open letter sent this morning to Alabamians, asking for their support for a state bill that would let voters decide if they want out-of-state dark money and/or other illicit political contributions disclosed. People were so excited about Senator Orr’s bill, that every phone in our office is being used to call our contacts in the state, and the reaction is overwhelmingly positive – everyone seems to want Senate Bill 356 to be approved.   ———- Forwarded […]

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At Harvard: Pudner Cites HSUS as Example of Why Conservatives Should Join Fight on Big Money Politics

April 3, 2016

With the Final Four this weekend, we kept the college spirit with TBOR Executive Director John Pudner joining Board Member Dr. Richard Painter at Painter’s alma mater Harvard for comments on campaign finance reform. While Laura MacLeery of the Brennan Center and Max Stahl of Democracy Matters made the progressive case regarding big money from industry and private prisons affecting policy and implementation of regulations, we appreciate having the opportunity to point out to Harvard Law students the reasons conservatives should also be concerned […]

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“Dark money’ in politics quickly growing” Associated Press quotes John Pudner on campaign finance reform.

January 4, 2016

  Dark money’ in politics quickly growing BY GEOFF MULVIHILL THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Posted: Sunday, January 3, 2016 12:00 am CHERRY HILL, N.J. — Just before Rhode Island voters chose their governor in 2014, a group in Ohio transferred $730,000 from secret donors to another Ohio organization that spent the money on television ads aimed at defeating Gina Raimondo, the Democrat who eventually won a tight race. More than a year later, it’s still not clear where the money […]

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Dark Money in PA; New DC Champion; Please Donate!

March 7, 2015

Another packed couple of weeks, with a great addition to the team to run our DC office, news from Pennsylvania in our effort to educate people about ways to return the government from dark money to the citizens, and our first chance to ask you to contribute! 1. Please donate today! Taking those three in reverse order _ we need your help in this crucial effort! The outpouring these first two months has been fantastic with thousands now connected with […]

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Liberal ‚dark money‚ group scrutinized in Pennsylvania

March 7, 2015

March 4th, 2015 Regulators to probe union-backed nonprofit for apparent disclosure discrepancies. PHILADELPHIA _ State election regulators will soon investigate whether Pennsylvanians for Accountability, a liberal nonprofit that repeatedly criticized former Pennsylvania GOP Gov. Tom Corbett and other conservative politicians, violated political disclosure laws. Read the full article here.

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