Scripps: Why dark money ads are even scarier than you thought

Elizabeth Scheltens – Scripps
Oct 1, 2014
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Research shows they're more convincing   Writing for the Huffington Post, campaign-reform advocate Meredith McGehee notes that the same law that requires candidates to put that “I approve this message” spiel at the end of an ad should also be used to force interest groups to disclose the identities of their top donors. “In too many instances, the names of the groups are opaque and do not give an average viewer meaningful information about the true identity of the source of the ads or the groups act as "front groups" and hide the "true identity" of the real source of funding for the ads,” McGehee writes.

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