The FEC announced today that it will fine three dark money groups related to the Koch brothers a total of $233,000 for concealing the sources of funds spent on political ads in 2010.Continue reading
Republicans on the Federal Election Commission voted to block investigations into two more major political nonprofits that the commission's own staff lawyers argued broke election law in 2010, according to recently released documents.Continue reading
An Arizona non-profit political group spent $4 million more than was been widely reported on last year's election thanks to a loophole in federal election law that allows some last-minute spending to be hidden until Jan. 31.
In all, Americans For Responsible Leadership spent $9.8 million on federal elections in 2012. That figure doesn't include $11 million more given to a California PAC that state authorities have described as "campaign money laundering".Continue reading
Outside groups aligned with Republicans are dominating spending on independent expenditures in the run-up to the 2010 midterm elections. As... View ArticleContinue reading
A roundup of what we’re noticing in the Reporting Group as we dig into government data and disclosures: Lopsided: Right-leaning... View ArticleContinue reading