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Battle over 'Dark Money' in Texas headed to the courts

Texans have the right to know who's financially supporting political campaigns; that's the basis of a lawsuit filed by a non-profit group against the Texas Ethics Commission. The non-profit group filing suit is the Texas Home School Coalition. Their President Tim Lambert says they support political candidates and it's their first amendment right to keep their donor list private. He says,"We have received actions at the hands of The Texas Ethics Commission that we believe were intimidating. They've also filed allegations against another association, actually subpoened all of the donor recrods." Lobbyist Steve Bresnan believes the non-profits need to be up front about their donors. Bresnan says,"They refuse to disclose the real parties and inteterests who are giving them millions of dollars that are spent in these elections." The Home School Coalition has filed suit in Lubbock.

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