“We are being transparent about who funded it; the Independence Institute,” said Caldara. “We have donors and investors and people who donate money to us. I wouldn’t know which one of thousands of donors you would want to know who gave. It comes out of our general fund.”Caldara could have produced the ad and risked getting sued if anyone discovered he did not submit a contribution report. He told 7NEWS he wants the courts to decide this issue, so it could be used in the future.“You wonder what it’s like to have to go to a court and say, ‘Mother, may I please have the right to free speech,’ but that’s exactly what we’re doing,” said Caldara.