AP report highlights lack of disclosure in campaign finance world


A report put out by the Asoociated Press today highlights the lack of disclosure of money spent to influence mid-term elections.  The story highlights the successful fundraising efforts by American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS, two Republican-leaning organizations created by top Bush administration advisors, and notes that the two groups raised $14.5 million combined in one 30-day period that ended on Sunday. 

But that information can't be verified.

The information is said to have been made available to the AP; it is not filed on any official disclosure. The only amount of money that can be confirmed is about $5 million received in July by American Crossroads, and reported to the Federal Election Commission.