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Marco Rubio donors to remain secret indefinitely

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Much was made of Jeb Bush‘s relentless maneuvering when it came to early fundraising, but the actual dark money pioneer of 2016 may well be U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. As Shane Goldmacher writes in POLITICO, the Florida senator’s top moneymen allies at Conservative Solutions Project managed to stake out a novel arrangement that will allow the sources of more than $10 million in funding for opposition research, mailers, and TV ads will remain forever unknown to the public. “It is now the model for a how a…

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Group backing Hillary Clinton gets $1M from untraceable donors

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Hillary Rodham Clinton told a cheering crowd at her largest rally so far that “the endless flow of secret, unaccountable money” must be stopped. Two weeks later, the main super PAC backing her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination accepted a $1 million contribution that cannot be traced. The seven-figure donation, made June 29 to the pro-Clinton Priorities USA Action, came from another super political action committee, called Fair Share Action. Its two lone contributors are Fair Share Inc. and…

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Mitch Perry Report for 6.1.15 — Waiting for the Big One

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Happy June 1, the beginning of Hurricane season. So cue up the the stories about how we are or are not ready for a major storm. Journalism can be so predictable sometimes… Much more importantly is the fact that though Florida hasn’t been hard hit by a weather event in a decade,  a recent national report showed that Florida’s average homeowner premium of more than $2,000 a year is twice the national average, as reported by the AP’s Gary Fineout. Speaking of…

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