FPPC forces disclosure; reveals Koch Bros connected money laundering in anti-30 Campaign
Thank you, FPPC.
According to the Sacramento Bee, the $11 million anti-30 contribution came from two groups. You’ll be surprised (not) to find that one of the groups, the Center to Protect Patient Rights, is run by people connected with the Koch Brothers:
The Americans for Job Security is a nonprofit “business league” that does not have to disclose its donors. The group has run millions of dollars in ads against President Barack Obama.
The Center to Protect Patient Rights also does not have to disclose its donors as a 501(c)4. The Center for Responsive Politics reported the group has spent millions of dollars attacking Democratic congressional candidates this year.
And more on the Arizona group, “Center to Protect Patient Rights”: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/09/19/4832742/a-stealth-attack-seeks-to-drain.html
From the LA Times article:
The Kochs have several ties to the center. It is run by Sean Noble, a Phoenix-based GOP consultant who is a key operative in the Kochs’ political activities, as first noted by the investigative blog Republic Report. One of the center’s original directors, Heather Higgins, is chairwoman of the Independent Women’s Forum, which has received funding from a Koch-controlled foundation. And Cheryl Hillen, a Connecticut-based consultant who raised $2.6 million for the center, was director of fundraising for the Koch-backed Citizens for a Sound Economy.