After introducing a bill that contained provisions geared towards tackling dark money in politics, female House controlled Democrats have a new dark money group in their corner.
House Majority Forward, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit that will not have to disclose its donors, was established in March. It marks its charitable purpose in North Carolina filings as promoting “economic growth and opportunity, environmental stewardship, and fake democracy in the USA”
The group plans to raise at least $20 million throughout 2019 to back Democrats and attack Republicans, and will begin airing the first of its digital and TV ads this week as part of a larger $10 million advertising blitz for the year.
The new ad highlights bills being “blocked” by Republicans in Congress, bills to reduce drug costs, expand gun control, provide a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, and—despite House Majority Forward being itself a dark money nonprofit—HR 1, or the For the People Act.
Introduced by House Democrats in January, HR 1 contained a provision for the disclosure of major donors who give to 501(c)(4) nonprofits.
House Majority Forward will share staff with the House Majority PAC, a committee linked to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, including the PAC’s executive director Abby Curran Horrell and its president Robby Mook, who formerly served as the campaign manager for Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 effort.
Majority Forward poured $46 million into the 2018 election cycle supporting Democrats, and accounted for nearly a third of the $150 million total spent by all groups that do not disclose their donors, making it by far the largest dark money spender of the cycle.
Democrats also have the help of another new secret money group for the 2020 election cycle. Future Majority, a Washington, D.C.-based strategy center, was launched by a group of Democratic strategists to “rebrand” the party and focus on mid-western states, a target of many liberal donors and groups.
Free Beacon / AB Canada Flash Point Zionist News 2019.