Governor Bullock signed the DISCLOSE Act into law today but even with this legislation, Bullock will still be able to raise and spend undisclosed, unlimited corporate cash as Chair of the Democratic Governors Association (DGA). This undisclosed cash that he’s raising out of state can even be used to fund his reelection campaign right here in Montana.
With the DISCLOSE Act, Bullock is demanding disclosure from everyone but himself.Â Bullock has created a system with two different sets of rules, where he still gets to raise and spend undisclosed, unlimited corporate cash while demanding full transparency from everyone else.
Bullock only believes in transparency as long as he doesn’t have to tell Montanans where all his undisclosed, unlimited corporate cash is coming from.
Bullock is a hypocrite on the issue of corporate cash in elections. Bullock is raising– and will spend– the very same undisclosed, unlimited corporate cash he publicly condemns and tells Montanans he's fighting against.
Bullock even promised to change DGA policy and bring greater transparency to all his undisclosed, unlimited corporate cash when he said “the group should fully disclose all of its donors.” But, this has been nothing more than a broken promise.
Montanans should also be aware that the DGA previously poured money into Montana to support Bullock’s 2012 election and more of the DGA’s cash could be on its way. In 2012, Bullock benefited from the DGA’s cash when they wired nearly $3 million to a group committed to getting Bullock elected. Even more of the DGA’s cash could certainly be funneled into Montana to support Bullock’s reelection in 2016.
Governor Bullock’s undisclosed, unlimited corporate cash is exempt from the DISCLOSE Act. Montanans will never know where this money is coming from– even when it’s spent in Montana.