Swiss Billionaire’s Fund Helped Push Against ‘Dark Money’
(AP) -- A fund controlled by a Swiss billionaire and top Democratic megadonor has contributed as much as $50,000 to the nonpartisan group Common Cause.
The grant from Hansjörg Wyss' fund is earmarked to support federal legislation that would place new regulations on “dark money” groups — legislation that could prevent Wyss from contributing as much to political causes.
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The fund's grant to Common Cause was between $25,000 and $50,000.
Wyss was born in Switzerland and retains his citizenship even though he lives in Wyoming.
He's not allowed to donate to political campaigns under U.S. law, but his fund steered $72 million to liberal causes in 2021.