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Bill Nelson: Disclose all 'dark money'



Sen. Bill Nelson on Tuesday criticized the rise of “dark money” in campaigns and predicted the public will be so fed up after the 2016 election that they will force change in regulations.

The Florida Democrat got into a cordial exchange with Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, during a Finance Committee hearing on IRS rules regarding so-called nonprofits. Hatch said Democrats have long benefited from union money, the source of which has remained secret.

“Disclosure ought to be across the board,” Nelson said. Hatch replied, “Yeah, but that isn’t going to happen. You know and I know it.”

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 4:55pm]


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