Argument: Anonymity brings out the worst in campaign attack ads

Issue Report: Funding transparency for TV issue ads in elections


“Editorial: Public has right to know who is funding campaign ads.” Grand Rapids Press Editorial. August 24, 2010: “Anonymity brings out the worst in political ads, sharp edges designed to wound rather than enlighten. U.S. Rep. Peter Hoekstra, R-Holland, felt the sting. Mr. Hoekstra was on the receiving end of attacks from several groups in his unsuccessful bid for governor. They included Americans For Job Security, Michigan Taxpayers Alert and Peace & Prosperity Project.”