Super PACs

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.

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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.

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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.”

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