A Darker Side of Dark Money: Negative Ads Are Just the Start

By: Thursday September 4, 2014 6:56 pm

People in media and politics love dark money, especially if they are gettin’ some. -Spocko

On Fresh Air yesterday they talked to campaign expert Neil Oxman about making political ads. He talks about how much money congressional campaigns spend on TV and how much it costs today.

 

Karl Rove Provided Inaccurate Information On Dark Money Group

By: Monday November 25, 2013 10:45 am

In 2012 Karl Rove stated to the IRS that his group, Crossroads GPS, was a social welfare organization and would use part of the money the group raised for grants to assist other social welfare groups for non-political purposes – “not for political expenditures, consistent with the organization’s tax-exempt mission.”

Republicans Block DISCLOSE Act, Dems Pull All-Nighter

By: Tuesday July 17, 2012 6:45 am

As expected, Republicans filibustered the DISCLOSE Act last night, as the legislation that would have forced disclosure on political campaign expenditures failed 51-44. Republicans who voted all united against the bill, and they were joined by West Virginia’s Joe Manchin, who is sure to have a wide variety of independent expenditure ads funded by secret donors against him in his re-election campaign.

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