Press Release, House Democratic Caucus Newsroom:
CHAIRMAN BECERRA: SECRET MONEY HIJACKS OUR DEMOCRACY
JUDGE DENIES KAMALA HARRIS KOCH BROTHERS’ DONOR LIST:
A conservative advocacy group backed by the Koch brothers won a First Amendment victory this week denying California Attorney General Kamala Harris access to the names of conservative nonprofit members and contributors.
Harris, the California Attorney General and a Democratic candidate for outgoing Senator Barbara Boxer’s Senate seat, has been attempting to overturn post-Watergate reforms to the Internal Revenue Code designed to protect confidential federal tax return information by demanding access to the names of contributors to conservative nonprofits.
DNC Host Committee Can Keep Donors Secret—For Now
The list of donors for the committee hosting the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia does not need to be immediately released, a state judge has ruled, rejecting a suit that made an end run around federal election law.