The Democratic Sugar-Daddy/Sugar-Mama Dossier
Illustrations by Steve Brodner
E ver since the Supreme Court's decisions in Citizens United and McCutcheon v. FEC, the influence of big money in politics, such as that wielded by the Koch brothers, has been a matter of concern to Democrats. That's because conservative big-spenders have perfected the use of so-called social welfare organizations, which shield their donors from public disclosure, for baldly political purposes—especially for televisions ads at election time. Based on an interview with Viveca Novak of the Center for Media and Democracy, the Tampa Bay Times'
PolitiFact website reported . " Republicans tend to donate to and use non-disclosing groups more than Democrats do." PolitiFact's Lauren Carroll wrote. " Conservative political nonprofits spent almost five times as much as liberal ones in 2012, according to Open Secrets data. [As of June 23] in 2014, they have spent almost twice as much."
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