The American Prospect: Scott Walker Leaks Could Force Supreme Court to Confront Dark Money


“The campaign and the outside groups were almost indistinguishable. It appeared to be a coordinated campaign from start to finish,” says Brendan Fischer, associate counsel for the Campaign Legal Center and a watchdog who has closely tracked Walker over the years. “This is a snapshot into how dark money actually works. The public had no idea that any of this was going on. This demonstrates that dark money is really only dark for the public. The politicians know where it’s coming from.”

“I think [the leaks] show that the assumptions inherent in Kennedy’s opinion have been undermined by reality,” Fischer says.

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