District 12 Senate race sees injection of ‘dark mo...
by Tim Lockette
12:28 AM, Thursday, April 17
One political scientist says it's a sign that “dark money” has found its way into state-level politics. "If someone doesn't curtail this, it's going to become the new method for financing campaigns," said Jess Brown, a political science professor ...

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