The timing of a story by the campaign finance reporters of the New York Times, and its placement in the paper’s national edition, is fraught with meaning. Articles in which the totemic names “Koch” or “Adelson” appear have a habit of being published in the prime time of an election cycle, and share the uncanny ability to float, bubble-like, to the front-page. Stories that deal with the liberal moneymen who finance the Democratic Party and its affiliates, by contrast, tend to appear after the fact or when nobody is looking, and, like ballast, fall to the back of the A section, obscured by ads for Tiffany’s, Burberry, and Zegna. I wonder why.
A network of liberal groups affiliated with the shadowy Democracy Alliance recently unveiled a plan to use millions in dark money to combat the rise of dark money.
A wireless provider with ties to the secret dark money group the Democracy Alliance is pushing back against the Obama administration’s surveillance of customers. CREDO Mobile co-founder Michael Kieschnick said on Thursday he was ‘deeply disturbed’ by the administration’s overreach of individual’s civil liberties.
Last week the Democracy Alliance held a five-day retreat at an oceanfront resort in Laguna Beach. More than 150 major liberal donors and activists attended the dark money retreat.
President Barack Obama’s advocacy organization Organizing for Action (OFA) raised over $4.8 million from first-quarter donors, including the chairman of a major lobbying firm, wealthy progressives affiliated with the secretive Democracy Alliance, and a member of popular 1990s hip-hop group the Fugees, according to a list of first quarter contributors released by the group today.
President Barack Obama’s connection with the network of dark money donors known as the Democracy Alliance has carried over to his dark money advocacy group Organizing for Action (OFA).
Two organizations led by former Obama staffers are launching a new grassroots campaign to get people, specifically young people to buy health insurance.
A statewide effort by GOP donors succeeded in passing right-to-work in Michigan despite the party’s failures at the federal level, according to The New York Times.
President Obama receives economic advice from the son of one of the members of the George Soros-backed Democracy Alliance, a secretive group of progressive millionaires and billionaires.
Members of the secretive, liberal network of dark money donors known as the Democracy Alliance gave Obama’s Super PAC, Priorities USA, a major cash injection in the first half of October. According to the group’s pre-general FEC report, George Soros contributed $1 million, Chris Findlater gave $30,000, and Vin Ryan donated $100,000.