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Calaveras County Congressman Targeted

The Associated Press says a newly formed “super” political organization is targeting House members it says are against campaign finance reform. One of those on their list is Republican Dan Lungren who serves Calaveras and Amador Counties.


The Friends of Democracy super PAC plans to run $8 million in TV ads and direct mail campaigns in 10 to 15 competitive House races this fall. They say their goal is to oust members of Congress who oppose issues like disclosure rules and public financing of elections.


The AP says the group plans to disclose its donors, and says it will spotlight Lungren because his opposition to finance reform speaks to his trustworthiness. The AP says the PAC is being launched with help from Jonathan Soros, son of George Soros, a financier active in liberal-leaning politics. However,  the group vows Democrats will not be exempt.