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Virgil: If We’re Going to Bring ‘Dark Money’ into the Light, Let’s Expose All Indirect Left-wing Money in Politics

It’s a good thing that political “dark money” is being brought to light. Now let’s bring all political spending into the light, including the indirect spending that dwarfs what the Federal Election Commission tracks. Let’s consider five specific examples of “money in politics” that don’t fall under the purview of the FEC, and thus aren’t measured.

Hillary Clinton

Mega-Donors Raise $1 Billion for Hillary Clinton

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has raised over $1 billion for her campaign with the help of some mega-donors. The top five donors to Clinton’s campaign combined gave one out of every $17 to her presidential bid.

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NeverTrump’s Ricketts Family Boards the Trump Train

The Ricketts family, which spent $5.5 million earlier this year on a negative advertising campaign to stop Donald Trump from winning the Republican nomination, will now spend $1 million in an effort to boost Trump’s efforts in the general election.

Immigration Protest

Latino Groups: Trump Isn’t Creating a Surge in Voter Registration for Democrats

Luminaries from key Latino groups within the Democratic establishment are making new voter suppression claims in Texas and other key states against an unusual target: Hillary Clinton’s financial backers. Without more cash, some groups worry they will not succeed in mobilizing against “Trump’s anti-immigrant narrative.”

Donald Trump, Ted Cruz

EXCLUSIVE — Tea Party Founder: An Open Letter to Ted Cruz

I have been fighting for conservative values since 1976 and have been involved as a volunteer in over 40 political campaigns. I have had the honor to have served as a delegate twice to the Republican National Convention.

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Donald Trump Calls on Other Candidates to Return Super PACs ‘Dark Money’

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is calling on fellow presidential candidates to return “dark money” sent to Super PACs. According to a Trump campaign press release, the billionaire sent notices earlier this week “disavowing nine unauthorized Super PAC’s claiming to support him in his bid for the Republican nomination for President of the United States and subsequently demanding the return of all funds raised.”

Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio Raised More Than $12 Million; Slightly More Than Bush

The presidential campaign of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is reporting raising more than $12 million through the end of June, slightly more than the $11.4 million reported by the campaign of Rubio’s fellow Floridian, former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL).