I was on my way to the coal port Scoping hearing in Friday Harbor aboard the state ferry. I went up to the galley and got some coffee. The dining area was empty but I saw a USA Today on one of the empty tables so I grabbed the first section to read over my coffee.
This article jumped off the page when I saw it. When I started reading alarm bells and flashing lights started going off in my head. It starts off talking about a shadowy group named The Hardworking Americans Committee running a million dollars in attack ads against Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow claiming she fudged on her taxes.
Mystery PACs appearing across country in tight racesSo the Republican Party's owners are using the gaping loopholes opened up by Citizens United to manufacture the political equivalent of a stealth cruise missiles, slap some absurd name on it like like Americans for America or The Hardworking Americans Committee and secretively launch them at their targets. And voters won't know the sources of these attacks until after they've voted.
Fredreka Schouten, USA TODAY
However, The Hardworking Americans Committee, as the group is called, hasn't disclosed its donors and won't have to until a month after Election Day.
"In due time, we'll file our reports," said Stuart Sandler, a former Michigan Republican Party official who is the group's treasurer. In the meantime, the group plans to "educate the public on issues and candidates," he said.
The committee is one of a crop of newly active outside political groups racing to shape presidential and congressional contests in the waning days of the campaign. Overall, 67 super PACs and other independent groups have launched their political activity in the last month, according to a tally by the non-partisan Sunlight Foundation, which tracks political spending.
Together, these late-spending organizations have pumped more than $36 million into federal contests since Oct. 1. Of the 10 groups spending more than $1 million each, all but two back Republican candidates.
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