'Dark Money' Ad Raises Questions over Peters Campaign for Senate
The Campaign Legal Center’s Erin Chlopak, however, said she thought the Peters campaign’s actions may not have violated the law but were constructed to exploit the rules governing campaign finance. “I think it’s just another example of the lax nature of our coordination rules,” Ms. Chlopak said. “It’s a loophole that candidates across the political spectrum exploit, legally.” VoteVets did not immediately respond to a request for comment on its action. The progressive advocacy group formats its “VoteVets Action Fund” as a 501(c)(4) that does not disclose its donors and has, therefore, been labeled a “dark money” group.
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