265 days ago.
Is the solicitation by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce of anonymous contributions from overseas corporate interests to buy attack ads against Democrat candidates in this year's mid-term elections a violation of the Federal Campaign Finance Act?
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has received $72 million in anonymous contributions from various corporate interests - some of these are foreign entities like the government of Bahrain and the State Bank of India that want people in office who support their monopolistic trade policies (which ship U.S. jobs overseas) ... These "donations" are funneled into the Chamber's "general fund" and are being used to buy expensive attack ads against Democrat candidates ... The same stunt is being pulled (to the tune of $42 million) by Carl Rove's "American Crossroads GPS" group and other 501-c-6 status groups ... Since many of the candidates they support (i.e. Kasich, Portman, Hushon, and our own Andy Thompson) are funded via C. of C. contributions, so much for the claims of these T.E.A. Party-endorsed wannabes to "support the interests" of American middle-class taxpayers! Is it "legal", or is it just "wrong"? Whaddaya think? Are these guys