Karl Rove: Too Clever For His Own Good With Crossroads GPS Secrecy?Quicklink submitted by Amanda Lang Permalink
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|Measures that secretive political groups keep coming up with to avoid disclosing donors may eventually backfire, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said Wednesday.
"These organizations are doing all sorts of gymnastics to try to prevent voters from knowing the sources of their funding," Van Hollen said at a conference on "Shadow Money" hosted by the Center for Responsive Politics. "I think they're already becoming too clever for their own good."
Van Hollen succeeded in closing one of the most consequential campaign finance loopholes affecting the 2012 race last month, when an appellate court turned down a request to delay a district court ruling in his favor.
As a result, even secretive nonprofit groups organized under sections 501(c)(4) or 501(c)(6) of the tax code now must disclose major donors if they buy certain kinds of broadcast ads.
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