Party operatives steering millions in ‘dark money’ to 2020 election ads

(Erin Schaff/The New York Times) More than $116 million in political spending and 2020 contributions can be traced back to

Super PACs tied to congressional leaders amass nearly $300 million

(Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) Super PACs directly connected to party leaders in the House and Senate are

Hickenlooper primary struggles the latest hiccup for Democratic establishment

(Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images) Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is the latest Democratic establishment-backed U.S.

‘Dark money’ overshadows 2020 election political ad spending

Screengrab from an ad by the group One Nation – captured via YouTube More than half of all TV ads

Party-tied super PACs amassing unprecedented sums for congressional elections

(L-R) U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and

Two of this cycle’s top megadonors are running for president

Left – Mike Bloomberg (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Right – Tom Steyer (Scott Olson/Getty Images) Two billionaire presidential candidates, Tom Steyer

‘Dark money’ trail leads to GOP meddling in North Carolina Democratic primary

Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) (Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images) Senate Republicans bankrolled a super PAC that spent millions attempting to take down

Past spending comes back to 2020 Democrats in the form of endorsements

Michael Bloomberg with District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, co-chair his national campaign. In 2018, D.C. was chosen as one

‘Dark money’ groups steering millions to super PACs in 2020 elections

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) More than $65 million from groups

Bloomberg brings the biggest bucks to the Democratic presidential primary

Michael Bloomberg (Roy Rochlin/Getty Images) Michael Bloomberg, one of the richest men in the world, is expected to enter the