According to Fox News Digital, a group aligned with New York Democrat Chuck U Schumer has spent $50 million in secretive donations to preserve the Democratic majority.
As Fox wrote, what’s ironic about it is Schumer has long been an advocate for banning so-called “dark money” in politics. I guess he only means Republican money.
Majority Forward, a dark money nonprofit that hides its funders, on Oct. 12 funneled a $20 million contribution to the Schumer-aligned Senate Majority PAC (SMP) to elect and maintain Democrats in Congress’s upper chamber, Federal Election Commission records reveal.
The donation is SMP’s largest this election cycle and follows the roughly $27 million Majority Forward already passed to SMP, according to its records. Majority Forward is SMP’s most significant funder for the midterm elections with $47 million now poured into the committee heading into the home stretch to Election Day.
“Liberals decry dark money, unless it’s their own,” Americans for Public Trust executive director Caitlin Sutherland told Fox News Digital. “The fact that this Schumer-backed group funneled $20 million to help Schumer keep his gavel, just weeks after his diatribe on the evils of money in politics, is the height of hypocrisy.”
“DONATIONS” ARE A PATTERN
“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,” Axios reported in June 2021.
Democrats keep railing about Republicans trying to suppress their black voters, and none of it is true. Yet, here they are, suppressing our votes. Chuck Schumer was behind it. He will stoop to any low to win.
DEMOCRATS GET AROUND FINANCE LAWS
This was two years ago, but it shows how operatives can get around finance laws to attack rivals while hiding motives.
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.
Finance laws allow nonprofits to finance ads and make donations that are impossible to trace.
Democrats explored ways to drive a wedge between Republican candidates and their most ideologically committed voters.
Axios reports, “The timing suggests CSSA was seeking to depress GOP election day turnout or push Republicans to support third parties (some of the group’s ads promoted Libertarian Party candidates).”
Democrats see GOP candidates as deeply vulnerable to their highly ideological political base. They use enormous donations to swing elections.