San Antonio Express News: Texas ‘dark money’ rule set for court fight ahead of primaries (In the News)

David Saleh Rauf

The commission has been working over the last several months to amend the rule to clarify how a nonprofit can calculate its contributions to determine whether they need to be counted against its threshold.

David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics, a conservative group that advocates for free speech and free spending in politics, said the commission’s proposed changes so far are a step in the right direction. But, he said, Texas regulators still have a long way to go.

“We think 25 percent is too low, but the reality is they’ve made a lot of progress on this front,” Keating said. “That being said they still have some loose language that tends to make things more difficult to understand than what it should be.”

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The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.