Union-Backed Critic of U.S. Chamber Asks IRS to Probe Political Funding

October 18, 2010 04:14

The group, U.S. Chamber Watch, is filing an amendment to an earlier complaint with the Internal Revenue Service asking for an investigation.

By Julianna Goldman and Kristin Jensen – Oct 15, 2010 at Bloomberg.com


The new allegations add to a war between Democrats and the chamber, which plans to spend $75 million on this year’s elections and is mainly supporting Republicans.

“This is yet another desperate attempt to distract the Chamber of Commerce from its aggressive efforts to support job creation and economic growth,” Tita Freeman, a spokeswoman for the Washington-based chamber, said in an e-mail.

Chamber Watch, a group with a budget of less than $1 million, originated from the labor federation Change to Win. It is trying to pressure chamber members to force the group to back down from efforts to defeat Democratic candidates.


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