The Wichita Eagle: A huge amount of money is pouring into the NC race that could decide the Senate


“It is hard to say that we have a campaign finance system with limits on the amounts you can give and who can give when the public sees million-dollar contributions being given to super PACs and other organizations that are going to influence the election,” said Lawrence Noble, who served for 13 years as general counsel of the Federal Election Commission. “It alienates the average voter. What influence can you have with a $25 contribution?”

If One Nation or any similar tax-exempt organization accepts money “with the knowledge it’s going to be contributed to a super PAC, it should be reported as coming from the original donor,” said Noble, now general counsel of the Washington-based Campaign Legal Center. The failure to do so, he said, “shows the problem now with this dark money.”