The Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus is after so-called "527" organizations today, noting activity by a 527 called Democracy Still Works. Staffed by Massachusetts Democratic strategists and created on September 28, it immediately set out printing glossy flyers attacking Republican congressional candidate Jim Ongonowski, who was in the midst of a surprisingly vigorous challenge to capture a seat for the GOP in the special election to replace Massachusetts Congressman Marty Meehan (D-Mass.).
This story provides a good opportunity to review what McCain-Feingold did and did not do vis a vis independent 527 organizations, a needed review in light of a longstanding disinformation campaign by regulatory advocates such as Fred ("Democracy 21") Wertheimer and the Campaign Legal Center. Click the link for more.