Senate Democrats Try Again For Political Ad Donor Disclosure Law
April 2, 2012 at 4:28 AM (PT)
The latest version of the DISCLOSE Act, the law proposed by Senate Democrats to force disclosure of previously "secret" campaign donations, would require broadcast ads to include the names of the five largest donors for all election-related advertising, reports the HUFFINGTON POST's DAN FROOMKIN.
The requirement would accompany a larger requirement to disclose all donors to election-related advertising of more than $10,000.
The bill, introduced by Sen. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE (D-RI) with 34 co-sponsors (all Democrats), is likely to pass the Senate but fail in the Republican-controlled House. The original DISCLOSE Act was introduced in 2010 and did not pass.