Dark Money

Special interest groups have spent billions of dollars trying to influence elections. Much of it has been fueled by anonymous donors.
With seven weeks until Election Day, Democratic leaders are seeking to put Republicans on the defensive over the corrosive influence of money in politics.
The Supreme Court's ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission has opened the door for wealthy donors to spend even more on political campaigns. It will also require interested citizens to learn some new terminology.
Full Segment:California officials have widened an investigation into the source of $11 million that was mysteriously funneled into the 2012 campaign by a few nonprofit groups.
Leonard Leo said the donation would help the new group go “toe-to-toe in the fight to defend our constitution and its ideals.”
Republicans relied on dark money to support their judicial nominees under Trump. Now they're attacking Democrats for it.
Documents show that meme accounts rife with disinformation have also become shadowy advertising tools for some notable Republicans.
The former Ohio state senator previously ran a progressive group that technically raised “dark money.”
The For The People Act contains the DISCLOSE Act, a long-sought-after Democratic Party policy item that would end dark money spending.
The Republican lawmaker accused the group, which includes a retired fruit tree farmer, of conspiring with "dark money" organizations to hurt his campaign.