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Posts published in October 2010

“It’s called money laundering”

Following up on the earlier post on the shadow "group" called Concerned Taxpayers of America, and its ads against Oregon Representative Peter DeFazio.

This group, with no evident connection to Oregon, apparently has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on the DeFazio race and seems on track to hit a million. In a race that's not supposed to be up for grabs.

An excellent take on this appeared on the Rachel Maddow (MSNBC) program, including an interview with DeFazio. The only link we could find to the whole thing was on a Democratic fundraising page, but by all means check it out. It was one of the clearest explanations this year of how much of our politics these days stands to be bought and sold by whoever has the most money.