Politico: Money churns in Carson, Inc.


“When you’re not disclosing names, whether it’s intentional or not, you’re making it harder to find out who’s doing actual work for the campaign,” said Larry Noble, senior counsel at the Campaign Legal Center and former head of Americans for Campaign Reform. ...

“Whether or not this practice raises transparency issues depends on whether or not the LLCs are in turn paying a number of individuals,” said Paul Ryan, a campaign finance expert and senior counsel at the Campaign Legal Center. “And we don’t know what the LLCs are paying various people for.”

“The bigger point,” Ryan said, “is this is yet another example of federal disclosure laws being frustrated by candidates and political committees using LLCs and other intermediaries to conduct campaign activities.”

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