Wisconsin’s State Senate Majority Leader, who is reportedly under investigation for his role in a possibly illegal campaign finance scheme, has come up with a novel way to shut down the criminal probe.
In 2012, former Montana State Senator Ryan Zinke founded Special Operations For America, a right-wing super PAC focused on Swift Boat-style attacks on President Obama's foreign policy. Now he's using the funds he raised in his congressional campaign.
Last week, the all-Republican Texas Supreme Court rejected a request by a conservative “dark money” group to keep its donors secret. The dlsclosure could render millions of dollars in campaign contributions illegal.