What is dark-money?
We throw this term around a lot, but not everyone may understand what it is.
Dark Money is a term for money that has been essentially laundered, it has been funneled through a source in order to become untraceable. For example, if Bob the Billionaire wants to give millions to a candidate, he can donate a lot of money to an organization like the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The DCCC can then send this money to select candidates and Bob the Billionaire avoids being connected to those candidates.
Cynical Chellie Pingree started her career advocating against big money in politics, only to become a billionaire dark money donor herself.
Not only does she have access to mass amounts of money to pour into the state party, but now she can donate to campaigns across the country.
Additionally, her billionaire hedge fund managing husband funnels mass amounts of money into her campaign though various people, like his chauffeur and housekeeper. He also used Emily's List, a super-PAC, and other various PACs to stuff hundreds of thousands of dollars into her campaign.
We simply do not have the space and you don't have the time for us to go through all this dark-money that Cynical Chellie has received over the years. Instead, we strongly encourage you to read this article from The Sunlight Foundation, a non-partisan think tank.
READ ALL ABOUT THE SHADY DARK MONEY CYNICAL CHELLIE RECEIVES
We need a candidate who will stand up to the liberal hypocrisy of people like Chellie Pingree.