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How Super PAC Donors Hide Behind Shady LLCs

February 03, 2016 | Sunlight Foundation | News
On Jan. 31, super PACs filed campaign finance disclosures for the first time since June 2015, giving us the first insight into who’s funding these big outside groups in months. We learned that super PACs raised over $500 million in 2015, and that some big donors, like George Soros and Hank Greenberg, are stepping up to pour money into these groups. But it seems not everyone who donated to these super PACs wants the public to know that they did. One of the favored vehicles for these secretive donations is corporations — especially limited liability companies (LLCs).

A Banner Year for ‘Dark Money’ in Politics

January 03, 2016 | Bloomberg View | Editorial
The 2016 presidential campaign not only will feature more money than any since Watergate, but also more secret money than the days when black satchels of illicit cash were passed around.
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