Blog — Campaign Finance Reform

October 25, 2012

Sleazy Super PACs

By Jeremy Miller

FEC logoWant to really make sure voters won’t know who’s funding your Super PAC?  Just follow this Super PAC’s example:

“Independence USA PAC” formed on October 18, 2012 – one day after the FEC’s Pre-General Reporting period for Super PACs ended.   Five days later it dropped nearly $100,000 for mail advertisements to influence two congressional elections.  Unfortunately for the voters in those two congressional districts, they won’t know who contributed to this Super PAC until the next FEC filing deadline 30 days after the election is over.  But you can be sure the candidates will know.

What a wonderful way to have an informed electorate, eh?  Until Congress gets its act together and passes meaningful disclosure legislation, voters will remain in the dark because of dirty tactics just like this one.

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