Messner calls Shaheen’s ‘Clean Elections Agreement’ a stunt
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Republican Bryant “Corky” Messner has declined to sign a “Clean Elections Agreement” offered by U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in an attempt to discourage outside spending by “dark money” groups.
Shaheen, a Democrat, sent Messner a proposal Thursday that includes a provision targeting nonprofit groups that don’t have to disclose their donors, commonly referred to as “dark money.” Shaheen wants Messner to agree to donate 50% of the cost of any outside ads run in his favor to a charity agreed upon by both candidates.
Messner’s campaign called the agreement laughable and an example of “typical D.C. political speak.”
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