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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-05-10 03:24 PM
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Campaign watchdogs want IRS to probe Rove's American Crossroads
Source: The Hill


Campaign watchdogs want IRS to probe Rove's American Crossroads
By Jordan Fabian - 10/05/10 12:10 PM ET

Two campaign finance watchdogs have asked the IRS to investigate a conservative group backed by Karl Rove.

Democracy 21 and the Campaign Legal Center argue Crossroads GPS, a conservative group spending heavily in this year's campaign races, is violating tax laws meant to limit political activity by non-profit groups.

In a letter to the IRS, the groups said Crossroads GPS and its sister group American Crossroads is using its tax-exempt status to improperly keep its donor list private.

"In our view, Crossroads GPS is a classic example of a 501(c)(4) organization that is impermissibly using its tax status to spend tens of millions of dollars in the 2010 congressional races while hiding the donors funding these expenditures from the American people," Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer said. "The IRS cannot sit idly by and ignore what is going on without enormous damaging consequences to the interests of the American people and to the integrity and credibility of the tax laws."

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/122607...
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