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Watchdog Groups Demand a Senate Vote on the DISCLOSE Act Before the Thanksgiving Recess

Call On Senator Harry Reid To Tell GOP Senators, 'No Vote, No Vacation'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Protect Our Elections calls on Senator Harry Reid to tell Republican Senators, ";No Vote, No Vacation!"; Last June, the House of Representatives passed the DISCLOSE Act to put some common sense limits on corporate funding of elections. But when the bill was called for a vote in the Senate, not a single Republican voted for it because they wanted corporations to flood their campaigns with hundreds of millions in secret money.

Watchdogs to FEC: American Future Fund Appears to Be Violating Campaign Finance Law

Conservative Organization Appears to Operate As a Political Committee But Is Registered As Nonprofit, Say Groups

Contact: Angela Bradbery, Public Citizen, (202) 588-7741
Kevin Zeese, Protect Our Elections, (301) 996-6582

WASHINGTON, D.C. - American Future Fund, a conservative nonprofit group pouring money into the 2010 midterm elections, appears to be violating campaign finance law, watchdog groups said in a complaint filed today with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

The FEC should investigate whether American Future Fund must register as a political committee for its huge expenditures in the election, making the group subject to recordkeeping, reporting and disclosure requirements, Public Citizen, Protect Our Elections and the Center for Media and Democracy said in the complaint, available at

[Click here to open/download complaint (PDF)].