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Mailers, radio ads, robocalls: How dark money groups tried to influence 5 GOP primary races

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Courtesy of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network
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Mauger said these anonymous attacks tend to come right before elections, which leaves the targeted candidates without an opportunity to respond.

It looks like dark money groups were hard at work trying to influence your vote during last week’s primary – particularly targeting Republicans running for the State House.

Craig Mauger heads up the Michigan Campaign Finance Network.

“This was an effort, a well-orchestrated effort, to keep extremely conservative candidates out of the House GOP caucus,” Mauger told us.

He sat down with us today to talk about what role these secret donors play, and why they’re so hard to identify.

GUEST Craig Mauger is executive director of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network. He tweets @CraigDMauger.

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