Inouye: Too Much Secrecy in Political Donations

Adrienne LaFrance/Civil Beat

WASHINGTON — Sen. Daniel Inouye says he is concerned about secrecy cloaking political donations, and he wants to stop nonprofits from keeping their donors anonymous.

More than a third of advertising tied to the 2012 presidential race has been paid for by nonprofit groups that never have to identify their donors, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

"I'm against that practice," Inouye told Civil Beat in an interview on Capitol Hill Monday evening. "I hope that we can either amend that law or the court will be wise enough to throw it out."

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