Chamber of Commerce Goes on a Political Shopping Spree
Posted on Oct 7, 2010
The pro-business and, more often than not, pro-Republican group is spending $10 million on TV ads this week alone, and it doesn’t have to say who is paying for any of it. The ads, part of a reported $75 million campaign to shake up Congress, represent the biggest one-week spending spree by a non-party group, reports AP.
AP via Google:
The amount is the single largest one-week expenditure by a group outside of the national political parties. It represents an escalation in ads by the chamber, which has expressed a goal of spending $75 million in this year’s midterm elections.
The boost in spending comes as liberal groups raise questions about the chamber’s financial sources. The Center for American Progress Action Fund and MoveOn.org suggest the trade group could be using foreign money to air the ads, which would be illegal. The chamber denies the claim. It says money raised from foreign corporations is segregated from its political spending.
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