Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst denounced ‘dark money’ as her campaign privately embraced it

Around the same time that Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) publicly expressed distaste for “dark money” this summer, a consultant for her campaign reportedly approached a donor about backing a secretly funded group supporting the Iowa Republican’s reelection bid. The Campaign Legal Center filed a complaint against Iowa Values with the Federal Election Commission Thursday, arguing that it is purely a political group and should have to disclose its donors. 

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