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End Citizens United files FEC complaint, profiled in Washington Post

Mar 22, 2016

More mystery corporate donations flow to presidential super PACs

By Matea Gold

“The latest batch of campaign finance reports filed Sunday with the Federal Election Commission reveal more money from opaque corporations flowing to to super PACs.

As we reported last week, this election cycle has seen a proliferation of “ghost corporations” making major contributions to big-money groups, including some entities that were formed just days or weeks before donating. Three groups — End Citizens United PAC, Democracy 21 and the Campaign Legal Center — filed FEC complaints Tuesday about one of the pop-up companies, Children of Israel LLC. It was incorporated in California last year by a Cupertino real estate agent who listed “donations” as Children of Israel’s type of business. The limited-liability corporation went on to dole out $400,000 to super PACs supporting former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who has since dropped out of the Republican primary race, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex).”

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