Trump and Democratic politicians keep coordinating with super PACs and other supposedly independent groups, study finds

Posted on AllSides January 15th, 2020
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The campaigns of Republican and Democratic politicians frequently have worked in tandem with super PACs and other big-money organizations that are legally required to be independent from the candidates, says a report released Tuesday by nonpartisan reform group Issue One.

“We’ve seen a proliferation of political operatives, on both sides of the aisle, trying to outsource traditional campaign activities to super PACs and dark-money groups that can accept unlimited contributions from individuals, labor unions and corporations,” said Michael Beckel, Issue One’s research director.

“Our country’s anti-corruption laws are left in...

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