Tim Kaine Compares Interest Group Funding to Watergate Scandal

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    For more, see ABC’s “The Note”.

    Kaine predicted that the lack of transparency among these organizations, which have been putting most of their muscle behind Republican candidates and causes, represented “one of the biggest political process stories since Watergate.”

    “As we see this trend toward funding campaigns through non-reportable entities, the Democrats stand squarely for requiring disclosure of who is funding campaigns,” Kaine said at a breakfast in Washington organized by the Christian Science Monitor, “and I don’t think it’s an accident that you’re seeing this happen.”

    The DNC chairman drew several comparisons between the current outcry among top Democrats about anonymous donors and the Watergate scandal of the 1970s, saying that by the time the Nixon-era drama fully unfolded “it had its tentacles on a whole lot of areas including the financing of campaigns.”