PW investigates: Lax reporting laws allow campaigns to hide how millions are spent
Watchdog groups are trying to close the loophole. The Campaign Legal Center, based in Washington, D.C., and Duke University’s Center on Science & Technology Policy filed a petition this Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission, asking it to amend the agency’s rules by including subvendors in disclosure filing requirements. The current legal loophole makes it “very difficult to identify violations of the reporting requirements,” said Brendan Fischer, the federal reform director at the Campaign Legal Center.
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