Friday, July 13, 2012
A newly formed "super" political organization is targeting House members it says are against campaign finance reform.
The Friends of Democracy super PAC plans to run $8 million in television ads and direct mail in 10 to 15 competitive House races this fall. The goal: oust members of Congress who oppose issues like disclosure rules and public financing of elections.
The group says it will spotlight those members because their opposition to finance reform speaks to their trustworthiness. It is being launched with help from Jonathan Soros, son of George Soros, the financier active in liberal-leaning politics.
Members on the target list include Republicans Dan Lungren of California and Nan Hayworth of New York.
But the group says Democrats hardly will be exempt.