From the DCCC:
Political Opportunist and Dark Money Enthusiast Nick Freitas Hosts Podcast on Transparency and Government Reform But His Own Record Is Shady
On this week’s episode of Nick Freitas’ podcast “Making the Argument,” Nick Freitas focused on transparency, reform, and fixing Congress. But Freitas conveniently omitted issues in his own record that are shady.
Nick + Dark Money
- After failing to file the proper paperwork in his House of Delegates reelection campaign, unscrupulous out-of-state billionaire donor and Roy Moore apologist Richard Uihlein gifted Freitas $500,000 to fund his write-in campaign efforts.
- Freitas relied on the generous donations of ultra-rich benefactors willing to buy any seat anywhere to support his other various political ventures. Over 44 percent of the money spent to help him run for the U.S. Senate in 2018 came from dark money political groups.
- So naturally, Freitas opposes transparency legislation that would require dark money groups to disclose their donors…as he outlined in the podcast.
Why does a man with a history of dark money and a history of voting against transparency think he can lecture anyone on government transparency reform?
The people of Virginia’s 7th district deserve to know.
“Nick Freitas scrambling for the high ground on transparency, reform, and fixing how Congress works is laughable. Dark money and special interest groups have supported his campaigns before and have pledged to support him again. If Freitas is really interested in changing how politics works, he should focus on righting his own campaign first,” said DCCC Spokesperson Christine Bennett.