The Beat

Lingle-Backing U.S. Chamber a ‘Dark Money’ Powerhouse

·By civilbeat

We’ve been following the outside money being spent in our local races pretty closely through our Public File series. 

DC808 has this report about one of the bigger players:

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, backing Republican Linda Lingle’s campaign in Hawaii, is the largest second-largest outside spender in more than two dozen Senate and House races this year.

That analysis, titled “Tipping Elections with Secret Cash?” comes from Public Citizen and the Main Street Alliance. 

“This year, the U.S. Chamber has committed to spend more than $100 million in our elections. The Chamber is flooding