The Koch brothers are still targeting campaign finance laws - but so are liberals - 2017-11-15

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F358.png The Koch brothers are still targeting campaign finance laws - but so are liberals November 15, 2017, Lateshia Beachum, Salon

Billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch are well-known for pumping tens of millions of dollars into so-called "dark money" nonprofits — groups that actively promote or criticize candidates for office but are not required to reveal their donors.

Not so well known is the duo's role in underwriting and sculpting the legal landscape that led to the court decisions that made possible these and other groups such as super PACs.

The Center for Public Integrity investigated an array of organizations that have participated in legal challenges dating back 40 years that have resulted in a system allowing unlimited sums to be pumped into modern elections. It's a system that both Republicans and Democrats now fully rely upon ahead of 2018 midterm elections that could reaffirm — or torpedo — President Donald Trump's congressional majority.

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{{cite news | first = Lateshia | last = Beachum | title = The Koch brothers are still targeting campaign finance laws - but so are liberals | url = https://www.salon.com/2017/11/15/the-koch-brothers-are-still-targeting-campaign-finance-laws-but-so-are-liberals/ | work = Salon | date = November 15, 2017 | accessdate = July 11, 2021 }}