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Dems Secretly Spent $1.5M in Midterms on Pat Roberts' Challenger

By    |   Monday, 08 Dec 2014 06:20 PM

Democrats went on a secret spending spree to try and elect Kansas independent Greg Orman in the final weeks before the Nov. 4 election, Bloomberg news reports.

The previously undisclosed $1.5 million contribution blitz took advantage of a veiled disclosure period allowing any donations to national party committees and super PACS made on or after Oct. 16 to remain legally undisclosed until a month after the Nov. 4 election, Bloomberg notes.

The largesse was showered on the Senate Majority PAC, a Democratic super PAC run by former political advisers to Majority Leader Harry Reid, which then doled out money to two super PACs that promoted businessman Orman, who was running as an independent and refused to say who he would caucus with if elected.

He ultimately lost to Republican incumbent Pat Roberts.

According to Bloomberg, $1.31 million went to the Committee to Elect an Independent Senate in five installments beginning Oct. 16; on Nov. 3-4, $151,000 went to the Reid-aligned Kansans Support Problem Solvers, which also backed Orman.

The Committee to Elect an Independent Senate also received $1 million from Michael Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor who is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg news.

Super PACs can raise funds in unlimited amounts to pay for ads independently supporting or attacking candidates, Bloomberg reports — and the delay between the late contributions and public disclosure "creates an opportunity for mischief and a chance to move big money …"

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