Senator Feingold’s dark money hypocrisy is hurting Wisconsin farmers & families

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Senator Feingold continues to say one thing and do another. After repeatedly railing against ‘dark money’ he’s gladly showing his face with a group whose dark money arm is fueling his bid to claw his way back to Washington — and pushing an agenda that hurts Wisconsin farmers and families.

 

Russ Feingold jabbed by foe for rally with ‘dark-money’ group

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

By: Dan Bice

Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold has repeatedly criticized so-called “dark-money” forces but held a rally over the weekend with the League of Conservation Voters, which is not disclosing the source of many of its ads, according to his opponent, Sen. Ron Johnson.

A Johnson aide accused Feingold of “hypocrisy” for the event with the environmental group, which has been dubbed a “dark-money heavyweight.” Johnson, a Republican, defeated Feingold in 2010, and the two will square off again in November.

“Senator Feingold continues to say one thing and do another,” said Johnson spokesman Brian Reisinger. “After repeatedly railing against ‘dark money’ he’s gladly showing his face with a group whose dark money arm is fueling his bid to claw his way back to Washington.”

The league operates a political action committee, which must say who is underwriting its activities, and a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, which does not. The nonprofit must file an annual tax return with the IRS, but that document does require the group to list its donor list.