Video of the Day: They Formed a Monster PAC

Lest we forget about the spooky influence of corporate money this Halloween, the pro-transparency group Common Cause put together a YouTube adaptation of the novelty hit "Monster Mash."

The parody gets one thing partially wrong. The fictional "Monster PAC" is formed by "anonymous guys" who buy and control politicians. PACs (political action committees) can't actually use anonymous money, though it is possible for "anonymous guys" to advise PACs. Under current election law, PACs can use unlimited corporate and individual contributions to promote candidates, but the groups have to disclose their donors. It's 501(c)4 nonprofits that don't have to disclose. But we'll allow some artistic license in the Halloween spirit.

Video credit: Common Cause/YouTube

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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