Democracy Alliance Bankrolls Dem Super PAC

DA donors’ $2 million in contributions to American Bridge may fuel partisanship concerns
David Brock, Gara Lamarche, George Soros / AP

Members of a secretive club of wealthy left-wing donors are bankrolling a major Democratic Super PAC backing a likely Hillary Clinton presidential run even as some of the group’s members complain it is too closely tied to the Democratic Party.

More than a third of total contributions this year to American Bridge 21st Century have come from individuals associated with the Democracy Alliance.

Democracy Alliance in Turmoil as Member Dissatisfaction Mounts

DA network and scale of dark money financing far larger than previously reported
Chris Hughes, Gara Lamarche, Sean Eldridge

The Democracy Alliance is aiming to massively increase its shadowy fundraising operation in the face of dissatisfaction by numerous individuals and organizations associated with the group, according to internal documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

The documents detail nearly $70 million in financing in 2013 by individuals and organizations associated with the DA, more than double the previously reported totals.

Teacher Union President Defends Democracy Alliance Support

School principals criticize AFT’s Randi Weingarten for spending union dues on dark money group
Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers / AP

The president of a major teachers’ union was forced to defend the union’s support for a shadowy left-wing dark money group on Tuesday after a pair of public school principals criticized her for that support.

Dark Money Behind Campaign Finance Reform Push

Reformers see campaign finance regulations as means to thwart political opposition
Legal professor Lawrence Lessig / AP

A liberal campaign finance reformer with ties to one of the left’s leading dark money outfits succeeded last week in raising $5 million to elect politicians who will pledge to reduce the influence of money in the American political process.

Watch Neera Tanden Take Credit for Obama’s Failed Iraq Strategy

CAP president takes credit for troop withdrawal plan in 2012 donor pitch
CAP President Neera Tanden speaks to the Democracy Alliance

The president of a leading liberal think tank took credit in 2012 for an Obama administration troop withdrawal plan in Iraq that has led to the de facto partition of the country and the near-collapse of its government as al Qaeda terrorists and Shiite militias run rampant.

Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, touted its cooperation with the White House on Iraq strategy in a 2012 pitch to members of the left-wing dark money group the Democracy Alliance.