Tag Archives: dark money

Tech Mogul Gives $1.6B To Dark Money GOP Group

The New York Times reports: A new conservative nonprofit group scored a $1.6 billion windfall last year via a little-known donor — an extraordinary sum that could give Republicans and their causes a huge financial boost ahead of the midterms, and for years to come. The source of the money was Barre Seid, an electronics manufacturing mogul, and the donation …

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SCOTUS Rules For Dark Money Right Wing “Charities”

The Los Angeles Times reports: The Supreme Court on Thursday extended new privacy rights to conservative charities that raise money in California, ruling they may not be required to reveal their big donors to the California attorney general. The justices by a 6-3 vote ruled the forced disclosures violate the freedom of association that is protected by the 1st Amendment. …

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Single Donor Behind Shadowy Matt Whitaker “Charity”

Open Secrets reports: A single six-figure donor accounted for 100 percent of funding raised by a nonprofit run by acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker before he became Jeff Sessions’ chief of staff last year, new tax documents obtained by the Center for Responsive Politics reveal. President Trump tapped Whitaker to become acting Attorney General earlier in November after Jeff Sessions …

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DARK MONEY: Mystery Donor Gave $28.6 Million To Right Wing Group Behind Push To Seat Neil Gorsuch

Watchdog group MapLight reports: A dark money organization that has spent millions to finance conservative causes was the source of the $17 million spent to keep Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat in Republican hands, tax documents reviewed by MapLight reveal. The Wellspring Committee, a Virginia-based nonprofit, donated more than $23 million last year to the Judicial Crisis Network, which …

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