Sunlight Foundation: How Political Megadonors Can Give Almost $500,000 with a Single Check


Donations to the “new accounts” are only supposed to be spent on what the account is intended for (building costs, legal fees or conventions), but Paul Ryan of the Campaign Legal Center says these accounts can amount to “slush funds” for the parties, as he told the Center for Public Integrity:

The parties will do what they always do, which is use these new accounts as slush funds to pay for anything they feel like paying for that they can possibly get away with arguing falls within the meager constraints of the plain language of the statute.

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