Campaign cash: Tea Party vows to block campaign finance reform - 2010-11-04

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F0.png Campaign cash: Tea Party vows to block campaign finance reform November 4, 2010, Zach Carter, rabble.ca

Anonymous millionaires just helped elect dozens of ultraconservative congressional candidates, by pumping millions of dollars into national Tea Party organizations. And guess what's at the top of the legislative to-do list for those same Tea Party groups? Blocking campaign finance reform legislation.

As Stephanie Mencimer explains for Mother Jones, one of the nation's largest Tea Party organizations, the Tea Party Patriots, is already coming out guns-a-blazing against any lame duck effort to crack down on secret corporate spending in elections.

And with good cause. The Tea Party's appeal, after all, is based on its populist, grassroots image. If anybody knew that secret right-wing millionaires were bankrolling the entire operation, the "movement" would lose its luster.

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{{cite news | first = Zach | last = Carter | title = Campaign cash: Tea Party vows to block campaign finance reform | url = https://www.rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/media-consortium-blog/2010/11/campaign-cash-tea-party-vows-block-campaign-finance-ref | work = rabble.ca | date = November 4, 2010 | accessdate = October 30, 2019 }}