Voting in the dark: Senate hides $57 million in campaign contributions behind thicket of dead trees

by - October 28, 2014

In a year when billions of dollars are being spent to determine control of Congress, Americans might be interested in knowing — before they head to the polls next week — which candidates are racking up the biggest IOUs to special interests. But if voters in the 36 states where U.S. Senate seats are on the ballot want to know who has been underwriting the campaigns, they may be out of luck. A Sunlight Foundation analysis of data available — and not available — at the Federal Election Commission suggests the Senate has created a whole new category of shadow money: More than $57 million in contributions to the nation's most competitive Senate races that have been reported to the FEC but are inaccessible for analysis because they have been filed on paper.

Source: Voting in the dark: Senate hides $57 million in campaign contributions behind thicket of dead trees - Sunlight Foundation Blog

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