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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Foreign Governments Funding Republicans?

Oct 5th, 2010

It is against the law for money from outside the U.S. to be used in American election campaigns on any level. Period. 

That said, it is being alleged that The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is funneling millions from nations like Bahrain to mostly republican candidates. 

Apparently, the same organization that thought taxpayers should pay for the cleanup of the Gulf instead of BP also thinks that ammunition for the republican advertising money gun is a-okay coming from repressive and totalitarian regimes.

The facts
"The Chamber’s spending has dwarfed every other issue group and most political party candidate committee spending. A ThinkProgress investigation has found that the Chamber funds its political attack campaign out of its general account, which solicits foreign funding. And while the Chamber will likely assert it has internal controls, foreign money is fungible, permitting the Chamber to run its unprecedented attack campaign."

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