Blog — Campaign Finance Reform
Yesterday morning, CREW Senior Counsel Adam Rappaport appeared on WNYC's "The Leonard Lopate Show" with Bradley Smith, Chairman and Co-Founder of the Center for Competitive Politics, and ProPublica’s Kim Barker to discuss how social welfare nonprofit groups, known as 501(c)(4)s are avoid regulation to finance the campaigns. Listen to the full piece below.
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