'Dark Money' Law Weakened Says Campaign Financing Reform Advocate

Oct 17, 2016

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As elections head toward a decision next month, the airwaves and mailboxes are filling wih advertising from sometimes mysterious groups running 'issue ads' which are thinly masked advocacy for a particular candidate. This is often called 'dark money'.

A U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2010 allowed these groups to exist with limits.  A recent Wisconsin court decision removed another legal barrier in the process.

Matt Rothschild is Executive Director of Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, a non-profit group dedicated to tracking campaign money. Rothschild disagrees with the latest development...

Matt Rothschild from The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.