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Analysis: What Redacted FEC Doc On Crossroads GPS Means For Campaign Finance

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Following the guilty plea of local businessman Jeffrey Thompson, D.C. has been grappling with legal questions surrounding campaign funding. Meanwhile, a case that could change how campaign financing works nationally has taken a surprising turn.

The case before the Federal Elections Commission centers on whether the conservative organization Crossroads GPS can make political contributions and still remain a non-profit. The FEC's Republicans and Democrats released a ruling showing that they were deadlocked over the case. But Republicans surprised Democrats by attaching a document to the ruling that they say informed their decision. The problem is that all 72 pages of the document have been redacted. National Journal correspondent Shane Goldmacher talks with WAMU host Matt McCleskey about why this ruling and the redacted document could affect how campaign financing works going forward.

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