A secretive club of wealthy liberal donors met this week to plan the disbursement of tens of millions of dollars into state political campaigns and to discuss how they can circumvent legal restrictions on political coordination to elect Democratic candidates at the state level.
Through behind-the-scenes collaboration and a budget that those involved hope will reach nine figures, the Democracy Alliance, a massive network of high-dollar Democratic donors, hopes to turn the tide of recent Republican gains in state legislatures and governorships.
The network of political and policy groups backed by the shadowy liberal donor club the Democracy Alliance was responsible for more than one of every three dollars spent by super PACs during the 2014 election cycle, public records show.
Greg Orman, the “independent” candidate challenging Republican Senator Pat Roberts in Kansas, doesn’t think Kansas voters should know which party he’ll caucus with if he wins.
But judging by the groups spending money to elect him, it seems pretty clear where his loyalties will lie. Orman has been endorsed by the AFL-CIO, and is backed by Democratic super donors such as hedge fund billionaire Jim Simons.
The head of a liberal activist group recently scrubbed its political transparency initiative’s website of all information about a secretive network of left-wing donors that supports the group.
Left-wing groups backed by a secretive liberal donor network have poured large sums into a key U.S. Senate race even as the Democrat in that race decries the corrosive influence of “dark money” in American politics.
Third Way, a progressive think tank with ties to the Democracy Alliance, has removed newly appointed Ebola czar Ron Klain from its website, following a Washington Free Beacon report.
The Free Beacon reported Friday on Klain’s status as a trustee for Third Way, and his past experience lobbying on behalf of a drug company that was accused of denying life-saving drugs to dying cancer patients.
The new Ebola czar has ties to a secret liberal dark money group and once worked as a lobbyist for a prescription drug company that denied experimental drugs to dying cancer patients.
A liberal dark money group behind ads blaming congressional Republicans for an Ebola outbreak in West Africa has deep ties to the left’s biggest and most secretive fundraising and collaboration apparatus, the Democracy Alliance.
Hillary Clinton spent the month of August in the Hamptons, where wealthy Democratic donors and lobbyists held events for her to fundraise and discuss the current political thoughts of the liberal elite.
“The constitutional amendment before us,” Harry Reid said Tuesday, describing a proposal to give federal and state governments the authority to regulate political giving, “isn’t about limiting free speech.”
Harry Reid, may I present the American Civil Liberties Union. I am sure you two have met before.