Election 2014

Democrats Facing Re-Election Want IRS to Target Political Enemies

501(c)4 drama


Several incumbent Democratic senators facing tough re-election bids this fall are calling on the Internal Revenue Service to be more aggressive in regulating the political activities of tax-exempt groups that are expected to spend millions of dollars on their races this year.

One of the so-called social welfare organizations some Democrats are likely concerned about is the conservative advocacy group Americans for Prosperity, which has already spent nearly $30 million on ads targeting Democrats this election cycle, The Hill reported.