The News on Dark Money Pouring Into Elections is Well, Pretty Damn Dark

August 28, 2014 at 10:52 AM Leave a comment

This is scary.  Yes, scary.  Think of the ramifications.

Political spending by these groups is reaching new heights: This week, it crested $50 million, a record for this point in an election cycle, and more than seven times beyond the outlays by such groups at this time in the last midterms. And that’s just the amount that has been reported to the Federal Election Commission, which doesn’t include tens of millions more spent on “issue ads” that aired earlier in the cycle and didn’t have to be reported to the agency. It’s another reminder that the current cycle is shaping up to be the darkest election in a long time.

Dark Money via open secrets

(Image via OpenSecrets.org)

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