MapLight has produced a series of reports and visualizations on how the growth of ‘dark money’ has impacted the nature of spending in elections. Our first report, “Social Welfare” Groups Dominate Dark Money Spending on Congressional Elections, examined the dramatic increase in spending by 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations in congressional elections from January 1, 1999 – December 31, 2012.
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul faces a potential quandary as he weighs whether to run for president in 2016 or focus solely on re-election to his Senate seat. Legislation introduced Thursday in his home state would allow him to run for both.