Overall, dark money groups have spent more than $68 million on television ads in federal races already in the 2014 cycle.
Could incumbent Republicans end up being the key opponents to the spreading influence of dark money?
A brilliant Silicon Valley entrepreneur may have found a way to get dark money out of politics without changing any laws.
The group was founded in 2008 by operatives who would later have ties to the dark money powerhouse Crossroads GPS.
Will congressmen and women who fought off dark money move to regulate it?
In the 2012 election, hundreds of millions of “dark money” dollars flowed into campaign ads.
Without the dark money ads targeting her, King said recently, “I believe I would have won that election.”
This updated assessment, available on OpenSecrets.org, is striking also because it shows the impact of dark money groups.
Cotton is also seeing significantly more untraceable, outside “dark money” spent against him, to the tune of $5 million.
Like dark matter, dark money in politics has partly been a matter of faith, evidence of things unseen.