Open Secrets: Dark money trail reveals significant influence in Colorado elections


It’s no surprise money can play an important role in winning elections, but where that money comes from is often difficult to ascertain.


Brendan Fischer, director of federal and FEC reform for the Campaign Legal Center, said it looks like the Common Sense Values 527 organization set up the IE committee as an entity it could route its electioneering communications through. He added that although the Common Sense Values IE committee may sound like a super PAC, it did not appear to register with the FEC as such.