Remember all the times Democrats have said that they want to get ‘dark money’ out of politics?
That’s all an act. Democrats are just fine with dark money when it serves their purposes.
Chuck Schumer has apparently worked closely with a dark money group to target Republicans.
Dems’ dark-money bid aimed to paint Josh Hawley as an anti-gun lefty
A dark-money group aligned with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer helped pay for deceptive ads aimed at depressing Republican general election turnout in 2018, newly released records show.
Why it matters: These contests were decided more than two years ago, but the details show how partisan operatives exploited gaps in campaign finance laws to attack their rivals while obscuring their true motives — tactics both sides may adopt in next year’s pivotal midterms.
Republicans Josh Hawley and Mike Braun, now U.S. senators, were among those targeted. So were then-Sen. Dean Heller and now-Rep. Matt Rosendale, who lost their races…
These attacks came not during GOP primaries, but within weeks of the 2018 general election, as Democrats explored ways to drive a wedge between Republican candidates and their most ideologically committed voters.
There’s even a paper trail for this.
Tax returns reveal "dark money" group bankrolling deceptive digital ads & mailers aimed at depressing Republican voter turnout in a 2018 general election got most of its cash—$2.7M of its $4M—from Senate Democrats' 501(c)(4) nonprofit, Majority Forward https://t.co/y2qizKyoYP pic.twitter.com/bAFvIEKO31
— Anna Massoglia (@annalecta) June 2, 2021
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) June 2, 2021
Imagine my surprise.
All is fair in war, but again, the bias…this story would have been out before the 2018 election if it was a Republican group. https://t.co/6TmO6SbCfc
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) June 2, 2021
I wonder what the reaction on this website would be if this story was about a MITCH McCONNELL-linked group funneling dark money into deceptive Facebook ads aimed at depressing Democratic voter turnout. 🤔 https://t.co/sKwzDUfzIO
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) June 2, 2021
Democrats know that they’re hypocrites, they just don’t care.