The problem with funneling tens of millions through secret channels in the past decade is that, in the short term, it lets the politicians have their cake and eat it, too. As they line at least their allies’ campaign coffers or in some cases even their own pockets with secret money that no one knows about, nothing will stop unless they get arrested on bribery charges.
The best-case scenario is an official gets arrested and everyone they know sees it in the news, as with Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder.
In his case, an alleged racketeering conspiracy involves energy company donations flowing through Generation Now, a dark money group formed by his longtime associate, with part of the money helping campaigns of legislative candidates who supported Householder becoming speaker.
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