The Resource Secret spending in the states, Chisun Lee, Katherine Valde, Benjamin T. Brickner, and Douglas Keith

Secret spending in the states, Chisun Lee, Katherine Valde, Benjamin T. Brickner, and Douglas Keith

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Secret spending in the states
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Secret spending in the states
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Chisun Lee, Katherine Valde, Benjamin T. Brickner, and Douglas Keith
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eng
Summary
This report documents how far outside spending -- election spending that is not coordinated with candidates -- at the state and local levels has veered from the vision of democratic transparency the Citizens United Court imagined, drawing on an extensive database of news accounts, interviews with a range of stakeholders, campaign finance and tax records, court cases, and social science research. For the first time, it also measures changes in dark money -- and a thus far unrecognized rise in what we term "gray money"--At the state level, by analyzing spender and contributor reports in six of nine states where sufficient usable data were available. This set of six geographically and demographically diverse states, comprising Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Maine, and Massachusetts, represents approximately 20 percent of the nation's population. Our first-of-its-kind analysis showed that, on average, only 29 percent of outside spending was fully transparent in 2014 in the states we examined, sharply down from 76 percent in 2006. In a troubling new phenomenon we've identified, "gray money" has ballooned to nearly 60 percent of all outside spending in 2014, on average in the states we examined. Dark money at the state and local levels frequently flows from special interests with a direct and immediate economic stake in the outcome of the contest in which they are spending, in contrast to what is often portrayed as the more broadly ideological outside spending at the federal level. Lower costs make it relatively easy for dark money to dominate state and local elections. Strong disclosure laws and enforcement can make a real difference
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Lee, Chisun
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Valde, Katherine
  • Brickner, Benjamin T.
  • Keith, Douglas
  • Brennan Center for Justice
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  • Elections
  • Local government
  • State governments
  • Political corruption
  • Campaign funds
  • Local government
  • Political corruption
  • State governments
  • United States
  • Campaign funds
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Secret spending in the states, Chisun Lee, Katherine Valde, Benjamin T. Brickner, and Douglas Keith
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 33-50)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
  • Introduction
  • The
  • Rise of dark money in the states from 2006 through 2014
  • How dark money works in state and local elections
  • What should be done
  • Conclusion: Where to look for dark money in future elections
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958851845
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1 online resource (50 pages)
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
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remote
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(OCoLC)958851845
Label
Secret spending in the states, Chisun Lee, Katherine Valde, Benjamin T. Brickner, and Douglas Keith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 33-50)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • The
  • Rise of dark money in the states from 2006 through 2014
  • How dark money works in state and local elections
  • What should be done
  • Conclusion: Where to look for dark money in future elections
Control code
958851845
Extent
1 online resource (50 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958851845

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