A roundup of what we’re noticing in the Reporting Group as we dig into government data and disclosures:
Dark money: Outside groups fueled by $97.5 million that can’t be traced to donors.
Donors online: Our Follow the Unlimited Money tool now has data on donors to outside groups (at least those that disclose). Browse them here.
Dead end disclosure: Citizens for a Working America PAC discloses as its only donor New Models, a 501(c)4 organization that doesn’t disclose its donors.
Be sure to check out our Follow the Unlimited Money tool–updated hourly!–to get all the latest info on outside groups.
Super PAC primer: My colleague Lisa Rosenberg explains what’s changed in campaign finance laws.
Financial planning: You might not want to take advice from Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass. Politico reports that Frank loaned his campaign $200,000 from his personal funds. Frank’s campaign committee has given $300,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, according to Open Secrets. Maybe he needs to schedule a fundraiser…