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The Tea Party Leadership Fund, aka TeaParty.net thinks they shouldn't have to report political contributions due to fear of reprisals.

I received this draft opinion from the FEC Friday afternoon. Did they think no one would notice?

 Dan Backer, treasurer for several very conservative PACs, filed a request for the Tea Party Leadership Fund, aka TeaParty.net to be exempt from disclosure and filing requirements because they're concerned about public backlash and persecution.

The FEC agrees.
Yes, TPLF is entitled to an exemption from all of the above-enumerated reporting and disclosure requirements because it has demonstrated a reasonable probability that compelled disclosure would subject its supporters to threats, harassment, or reprisals.
Jump over the break for more.

The hearing on the issue is scheduled for 21 Nov 2013.

Digby created a petition here, but do read Digby's article here:
http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/...

This is insane.

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