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In Montana, Dark Money Helped Democrats Hold a Key Senate Seat

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  1. Patters

    Patters Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    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 Montana’s hotly contested Senate race, a small outfit called Montana Hunters and Anglers, launched by liberal activists, tried something drastic.

    It didn’t 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 “real conservative” or the “true conservative.”

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    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.

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    The end result? Tester beat Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg by a narrow margin. And the libertarian Cox, who had so little money he didn’t even have to report to federal election authorities, picked up more votes than any other libertarian in a competitive race on the Montana ballot.
     
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    Is Citizens United making a mockery of the process, or are political party's, politicians, and the very people all of you partisans revere doing so? Freedom and liberty come with a certain level of both responsibility, and accountability. Maybe the Democratic Party (and Republican), and its supporters, should police themselves. Don't blame the 1st Amendment for people having crap charactor, morals, and ethics.
     
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    Tester vs Rehberg. Both suck. :rolleyes:
     

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