A ‘dark money’ super PAC managed to spend $1.3 million without saying where it got its money

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnellAlex Wong/Getty Images

  • The Mountain Families PAC managed to spend $ 1.3 million in May without revealing who was supplying the donation.
  • Super PACs can raise and spend unlimited sums of money in elections, but are required to disclose where the money is coming from. 
  • Donors have gotten around this by starting a new super PAC after the deadline for reporting donors and expenses, then raising and spending the money before the next report is due.

Allies of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used a blind spot in campaign finance laws to undercut a candidate from their own party this year — and their fingerprints remained hidden until the primary was already over.

Super PACs, which can raise and spend unlimited sums of money in elections, are supposed to regularly disclose their funders. But in the case of Mountain Families PAC, Republicans managed to spend $ 1.3 million against Don Blankenship, a mustachioed former coal baron who was a wild-card candidate for a must-win West Virginia Senate seat, in May without revealing who was supplying the cash.

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