Dem House candidate joins GOP rival in helping super PACs

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Democrat in the last undecided U.S. House race publicly decries dark money in politics but is joining his Republican rival in making it easier for untraceable political spending groups to help out.

A four-minute silent video of North Carolina’s Dan McCready was uploaded to YouTube last week. That’s seen as inviting super PACs to use the footage in 9th Congressional District ads even though they can’t legally coordinate with McCready’s campaign.

His GOP opponent, state Sen. Dan Bishop, posted silent video in May.

Super PACs can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money and don’t disclose donors.

McCready has said dark money has no place in U.S. politics and vowed to reject donations from corporate sources. McCready’s campaign noted he’s pledged to reduce big-money influence if elected.

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