Majority Forward, a leftist advocacy and dark money group associated with the Senate Majority PAC and Sen. Chuck Schumer, is facing criticism for potentially breaking IRS expenditure rules and attempting to suppress GOP voter turnout.
Ethics watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) has questioned the legality of the organization’s dark money donations, its failures to disclose political expenditures, and its use of false information in 2018 attack ads aimed at Republicans.
Newly released tax records show that in the 2018 election cycle, Majority Forward raised $2.7 million for the nonprofit Coalition for a Safe and Secure America (CSSA). CSSA used the money, which made up the majority of the $4 million it raised, to create false attack ads against Republican senators specifically intended to suppress turnout.
CSAA used both digital marketing and direct mail to send libelous ads against several candidates, including Sens. Josh Hawley of Missouri and Mike Braun of Indiana, and then-Senate candidate