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Media Roundtable: Super PACs & dark money in Tuesday's primaries

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On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we discuss Tuesday's primaries and the role of money in elections.

Dark money is pouring into races, but the vast majority is not being disclosed to the Federal Election Commission, according to OpenSecret's new analysis. The 2022 election cycle has already attracted more than $115 million in contributions by 501(c) groups reported to the commission.

Guest:

John Nichols, national-affairs correspondent for The Nation and author of The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party: The Enduring Legacy of Henry Wallace's Anti-Fascist, Anti-Racist Politics and Coronavirus Criminals and Pandemic Profiteers: Accountability for Those Who Caused the Crisis

Web Resources:

The Nation: Summer Lee Shows Progressive Ideals Can Overcome Corporate Smears

The Guardian: Pro-Israel lobbying group Aipac secretly pouring millions into defeating progressive Democrats

OpenSecrets: Dark money gets darker with less disclosure in the 2022 election

Malihe Razazan is the senior producer of KALW's daily call-in program, Your Call.
Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.