David Koch

Dark Money coming back into Maryland politics - and to a theater near you

Dark Money coming back into Maryland politics - and to a theater near you

After covering media in the 2016 Baltimore mayoral race, I was as disheartened as I can ever remember being about anything on my beat.

The reason: my inability to more successfully expose the sources of dark money behind TV advertising that clearly played a significant role in the election. I had been decrying dark money for years, but I thought it was mainly a national issue — something that cropped up in presidential and congressional races. Even as I came to appreciate how bad the problem was locally during that election, I felt that I was always one step behind the ads doing their dirty work onscreen despite federal disclosure rules.

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