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HOW ONE SUPPOSED NON-PROFIT SPENT MILLIONS ON CAMPAIGN ADS, BROKE THE LAW, THEN DISAPPEARED


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JL
- 538 days ago - citizensforethics.org
No group better illustrates the disastrous unintended consequences of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision than the Commission on Hope, Growth, and Opportunity



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JL A. (272)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 11:58 am
HOW ONE SUPPOSED NON-PROFIT SPENT MILLIONS ON CAMPAIGN ADS, BROKE THE LAW, THEN DISAPPEARED

Closed signNo group better illustrates the disastrous unintended consequences of the Supreme Courtís Citizens United decision than the Commission on Hope, Growth, and Opportunity (CHGO), which over the course of a few months in 2010 launched a multimillion-dollar assault on a dozen Democratic candidates. In its short lifetime, CHGO failed to report a dime of its political spending to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), falsely told the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) it didnít do any political spending at all, violated its tax-exempt status, and failed to register as a political committee, which would have required it to disclose the names of its donors. Faced with multiple FEC and IRS complaints, the group went out of business, leaving the public and regulators with no one to hold accountable.

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David C. (29)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 1:53 pm
J.L.A you always find the best news --- We have to wait for the right-wings to tell what great work the Commission on Hope, Growth, and Opportunity did for the country. The fact that it was all done outside the law, will be forgotten.
 

JL A. (272)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 2:05 pm
Thanks David. You cannot currently send a star to David because you have done so within the last week.
 

Ro H. (0)
Friday February 1, 2013, 5:04 am
ty
 

JL A. (272)
Friday February 1, 2013, 7:37 am
You're welcome Ro
 

Past Member (0)
Friday February 1, 2013, 1:38 pm
From the headline I expected this to be about Invisible Children. I had never heard of the CHGO. Thanks for helping me learn.
 

JL A. (272)
Friday February 1, 2013, 1:39 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Laura because you have done so within the last week.
 
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