Here is Friday’s look at transparency-related news items, congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency-related events.

News Roundup:

  • Democratic third-party groups fall short in their last-minute fundraising endeavors. (Wall Street Journal)($)
  • Democrats are attacking spending by third-party groups, but many Democratic-leaning groups cloak their funding sources as well. (CNN)
  • Outside groups have spent $153 million this midterm election cycle. (Politico)
  • A new website tracks politicians’ positions and promises. (Wall Street Journal)($)
  • An election law expert makes the case for campaign donation disclosure. (Slate)
  • Amidst its calls for donor disclosure from third-party groups, the White House shows its hypocrisy on the issue. (Salon)
  • Confrontational partisanship in Congress is likely here to stay. (National Journal)($)

Relevant committee hearings scheduled for 10/15:

  • None

Relevant bills introduced:

  • None

Transparency events scheduled for 10/15:

  • None

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