Hold on for this shocker
You didn’t really think some silly new law would stop our politicians from bellying up at the money trough, did you?
Despite The Ban, Soft Money Is Back. “Some of the biggest names in Republican and Democratic circles are establishing new groups to collect and spend the unlimited political donations that are supposed to be curbed by the recent campaign finance law,” the Washington Post‘s Thomas Edsall reports. “Political activists on both sides are frantically creating new groups to fill the gap, using provisions of the tax code that allow the creation of tax-exempt organizations that they say are not covered by the new law. These groups can raise and spend soft money as long as they do not coordinate their efforts with the political parties or candidates.”