HUFFINGTON POST
11/16/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Shadow Republican Groups Funded By Unknown Donors Are Spending Millions On Election Ads

From Washington to Florida this election season, candidates risk being drowned out by a flood of advertising from a robust new network of little-known conservative political outfits. "Shadow Republican groups formed by longtime party officials and party operatives are raising and spending hundreds of millions of dollars in this election," says Fred Wertheimer of Democracy 21, a nonpartisan campaign-finance-reform group, "most of which is going to come in the form of secret undisclosed contributions."

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