October 14th, 2010
01:47 PM ET
4 years ago

Shadow donor groups a bipartisan affair

Washington (CNN) - In rural southern Virginia, 14-term Democratic Congressman Rick Boucher says he's never had an election enemy quite like the ones he's facing this year.

Its not his opponent, but instead it's what he calls a "shadowy" group that is funding television ads against him.

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Filed under: 2010 • Campaign finance
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. gt

    if people just thought that this was one way or the other... well ..they are to stupid to vote...

    October 14, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  2. carlos

    vote against republiCONS and their dirty money and kochtributions and also from the egghead rove

    October 14, 2010 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  3. vic nashville tn

    I watch an ad now contents of the ad are not true end of the ad some group paid for it.
    Monday I plan to vote sure they won’t get my vote

    October 14, 2010 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  4. The Shadow Groups are Running lying attack ads against the Democrats . . .

    Koch-Roaches and Karl Rove are behind this, along with the Chamber of Commerce.

    The destruction of our Democracy to obtain power – Welcome to the new Corporate-Owned America.

    October 14, 2010 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  5. Oregon Calling

    From watching CNN this morning they were saying that the GOP groups outspent the DEMS 9 to 1 on these types of adds. Makes one wonder........................

    Peace :-)

    October 14, 2010 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  6. Ben in Texas

    Now, I have to use some Republican logic here. If these groups spending lavishly to counter Democratic candidates have nothing to hide, why are they hiding? Are they embarrassed? Are they foreigners? Are they the Mafia? Are they the Koch brothers (similar to the Mafia)?

    If I contribute to a campaign, I want people to know that, because I'd be a proud contributor, not a scumbag coward like these guys. You can be very sure that the anonymous donors trying to destroy Democratic office holders are staying anonymous for very good reasons. To sum up those reasons, they are doing it because Americans would be up in arms if they knew who was subverting our elections.

    October 14, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  7. Tim

    Did you read Rove's public smackdown of Obama in the WSJ today. He's taken the proper tone when it comes to talking about Obama. Hooray for the good guys!

    October 14, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  8. stufit

    Interesting isn't it. In spite of what the lying Obama says about the Rove group and the Chamber of Commerce, the largest of these shadowy goups is funded by the unions. You just can't make this stuff up. Oh wait, Obama did. Ya just have to grin and bear the hyprocisy and corruption as well as the lying of this administration.

    October 14, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |