Senate Republicans Fight to Protect Secret Donors

GOPers vote to keep dark money in the shadows by blocking the DISCLOSE Act.

On Monday evening, Senate Republicans blocked a vote on a bill that would force corporations, unions, and shadowy nonprofits such as Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS to reveal the biggest donors behind their political ads. The vote was 51 to 44, leaving Democrats 9 votes short from being able to proceed to a full vote on the bill. The goal of the DISCLOSE Act of 2012, introduced by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), is simple: Shine light on the dark money in ... Full Story »

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Dwight Rousu
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by Dwight Rousu - Jul. 19, 2012

A good factual report on Repugnantcon hypocrisy regarding campaign funding disclosure. They do not want the public to know they are being massively funded by foreign and sociopathic corporations in a huge bribery bubble.

McConnell’s opposition to the bill’s disclosure provisions clashes with his past support for greater disclosure of campaign giving and spending. In 1990, he said he’d introduce legislation requiring political action committees backing multiple candidates to name their donors. In 1997, McConnell wrote in the Lexington Herald-Leader that disclosing campaign donors and spending “should be expedited so voters can judge for themselves what is appropriate.” And in 2000, McConnell said on NBC’s Meet the Press that “Republicans are in favor of disclosure.”

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