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Swamp Stories Episode 25: The Funnel


In the last episode of Swamp Stories, we explored the influence of “dark money” — particularly on the 2020 election.

In our latest episode, we’re taking a deeper dive into the world of dark money and examining a once rare strategy that’s used to funnel this unaccountable cash through 501(c)(4)s and into the hands of super PACs — all while keeping the identities of the original donors in the shadows.

With the help of his guests, Weston shines a light on how this strategy works and explores legislative steps that Congress could take to make dark money less secretive.

Listeners will hear from:

  • Former Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA) 
  • Danielle Caputo, Legislative Affairs and Programs Counsel at Issue One
  • Anna Massoglia, Investigative Researcher at OpenSecrets

Check out the newest episode of Swamp Stories now: “The Funnel