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|About 50 miles west of Washington, in a newly developed zone between the roadside farm stands and the shops that line the Victorian Main Street of tiny Warrenton, Virginia, sits a brick office building that's emerged as a nexus of Republican secret money and power.
The building houses the law firm of Holtzman Vogel Josefiak PLLC, a boutique outfit that specializes in advising organizations that want to participate in the electoral process without disclosing who's paying their bills.
The firm is tied to non-party groups, including super- political action committees, that spent more than $250 million in an effort to influence the 2012 election. That's more than a quarter of the total by independent organizations, according to an estimate by the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan Washington-based group that tracks political spending...