The Chamber has spent $32 million in dark money from undisclosed donors, 96% of which has gone to oppose Democratic congressional candidates, according to a new Public Citizen report. Average spending topped $900,000 per race.
Lisa Gilbert, director of Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division, which houses U.S. Chamber Watch, said:
“When large corporations decide they want to get their own candidates into office but they don’t want to be seen doing it, they call the U.S. Chamber. These politicians then push for anti-environmental, anti-consumer, and anti-health policies and priorities that hurt everyday Americans.”
Get all the infuriating details here, then tell everyone you know to vote against the corporatocracy!
• PDF: Full report (via Public Citizen)
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