Senator Claire McCaskill (D) [October 2018 file photo].
There’s an election in less than two weeks.
Talk to your family, friends and neighbors. Get them to commit to voting. Drag them to the polls if you have to.
And it’s time for the right wingnut, dark money funded, astroturf (fake grassroots) attack mail pieces to start arriving. Sure enough, in today’s mail:
Dudes, there are no vacancies on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Americans for Prosperity? Yeah, them, a super PAC, using a Jefferson City PO box as a return address:
Koch brothers’ network launches new super PAC
By David Wright, CNN
Updated 1:58 PM ET, Mon September 10, 2018
…Americans for Prosperity, the sprawling Koch political network, announced Monday the launch of a new super PAC arm as the organization gears up for the final stretch of the 2018 midterms.
The new super PAC was described as “a new tool to build broad policy coalitions in Congress to help advance AFP’s vision,” which “will advocate for candidates who share our commitment to breaking internal and external barriers that prevent people from realizing their full potential.”
The super PAC, called “AFP Action,” will operate independently of the network’s preexisting 501(c)(4) nonprofit and with some key advantages.
Per campaign finance laws, the new group will be able to spend unlimited sums on election activities while being subject to some loose disclosure requirements, The nonprofit arm, however, is subject to even looser disclosure requirements but must dedicate a portion of their spending to “social welfare” activities that cannot explicitly target elections.
“…the new group will be able to spend unlimited sums on election activities while being subject to some loose disclosure requirements…”
Right wingnut transparency is an oxymoron. You know, like “jumbo shrimp”, or “honest thief”…
This makes me want to drop by my local coordinated campaign office and make some GOTV calls right after I finish dinner. So, I will.
Koch Money: because Josh Hawley (r) will never need to hold over fifty open public town halls across Missouri (October 7, 2018)