Citizens United is making a mockery of the democratic process. There's no need for any integrity since donors can remain anonymous. It's also a great ruling for money laundering, since you can donate millions to a group that doesn't need to justify its spending. In Montana, Dark Money Helped Democrats Hold a Key Senate Seat | TPMMuckraker In the waning days of Montanaâs hotly contested Senate race, a small outfit called Montana Hunters and Anglers, launched by liberal activists, tried something drastic. It didnât buy ads supporting the incumbent Democrat, Sen. Jon Tester. Instead, it put up radio and TV commercials that urged voters to choose the third-party candidate, libertarian Dan Cox, describing Cox as the âreal conservativeâ or the âtrue conservative.â ... Such spending played a greater role in the Montana Senate race than almost any other. With control of the U.S. Senate potentially at stake, candidates, parties and independent groups spent more than $51 million on this contest, all to win over fewer than 500,000 voters. ... The end result? Tester beat Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg by a narrow margin. And the libertarian Cox, who had so little money he didnât even have to report to federal election authorities, picked up more votes than any other libertarian in a competitive race on the Montana ballot.