A secretive Washington, D.C.-based "social welfare organization" -- as the IRS defines it -- spent $5.5 million here in 2010 trying to unseat U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, with Washington's voters never learning where a penny of its donations came from.
The non-profit, Crossroads Grassroots Political Strategies, is a vehicle by which America's super-rich can carpet-bomb campaigns with money while leaving no footprints. The "Grassroots" are grown out of the greens and lawns of some of the nation's most exclusive country clubs.
Crossroads GPS will release its tax filings last week, but gave The Washington Post an advance peek on Friday. MORE...
Monday, April 16, 2012
"Secretive 'Grassroots' political group -- - spent $5.5 million here in 2010 trying to unseat U.S. Sen. Patty Murray"
Joel Connelly (SeattlePI.com):