When Dark Money Attacks…

August 4, 2016 by  
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…We Fight Back!

From WSMV:

Grassroots organization Tennessee Citizen Action Wednesday called for an investigation into whether campaign finance laws were broken in several races for Metro Nashville school board.

The group, which describes itself as a consumer rights organization, announced its plans to file a petition with District Attorney General Glenn Funk and/or the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance.

The petition asks the bodies to investigate “potential misconduct” between the Stand for Children political action committee and the campaigns for four school board candidates: Miranda Christy, Thom Druffel, Jackson Miller and Jane Grimes MeNeely.

The move comes one day before the election and on the heels of a recent Channel 4 I-Team investigation.

Last week, an I-Team report raised questions about how the political action committee for Stand for Children TN was interacting with school board candidate, Thom Druffel.

What the I-Team discovered prompted outrage from Gerard Stranch, the attorney representing Tennessee Citizen Action.

“This is absolutely inappropriate,” Stranch said.


We are your watchdog — when out of state special interests try to unfairly influence Tennessee elections by skirting campaign finance laws, we will call it out.

Read more about this complaint.

For more on election fairness and campaign finance, follow @TNCitizenAction




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