Following ThinkProgress’s exclusive report detailing how the U.S. Chamber of Commerce actively solicits foreign money and funds its attack ads against Democrats, many are calling for a Justice Department investigation. Similarly, two campaign finance watchdog groups have called on the IRS to investigate a shadowy group set up by Karl Rove and former RNC chair Ed Gillespie, Crossroads GPS, which is connected to the 527 group American Crossroads. Though both groups — the Chamber and American Crossroads — had flown under the radar by taking advantage of legal loopholes that allow them to avoid disclosing their funders, the extent of their shadowy practices has only recently become clear.Here's a message to the Republicans out there: buying American elections with foreign money isn't patriotic.
Thursday, October 07, 2010
Karl Rove key link in GOP plan to use Chinese money
It should probably come as no surprise that Karl Rove is deeply involved in the GOP's plan to use money from China and other foreign countries to fund massive campaign expenditures: