In The Public Interest: Following The Money In Michigan Politics


Politically active "dark money"  groups spent more than $50.7 million on direct advocacy at the height of the midterm campaigns last year, but just 8 percent of that money came from groups that identified some of their donors, according to a new analysis by the Campaign Legal Center.

Majority Forward, a nonprofit corporation that spent more than $40 million on independent expenditures supporting Democratic candidates in the 2018 cycle, disclosed none of its donors, noting that as a matter of policy, Majority Forward does not accept funds earmarked for independent expenditure activity or for other political purposes in support or opposition to federal candidates. That seems unlikely, according to the Campaign Legal Center. These groups may be calculating that the FEC is unlikely to second-guess these implausible assertions.

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