Take Back Our Republic (www.takeback.org) is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to common-sense, conservative solutions to campaign finance reform. I ran political campaigns for decades before becoming the executive director of Take Back and I know how well-funded special interests manipulate the system for their own benefit.
Right now, “Concerned Veterans for America” – a Koch Brothers-funded organization fighting against transparency in our elections – is targeting New Mexico.
Over the last two months, CV4A placed op-eds in at least three different newspapers, each time defending Gov. Susana Martinez’s veto of Senate Bill 96 – a bill that 9 out of 10 New Mexican voters want. It was also supported by a bipartisan majority in the state Legislature. (An anti-SB 96 op-ed by the group appeared in the Journal on May 26.)
SB 96 would have closed a loophole that “dark money” groups use to get around campaign finance disclosure laws. These groups, often from out of state, run vicious and frequently unfounded attacks – and in return want special consideration to influence government at the expense of local citizens.
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