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"Dark Money" Documentary Examines The Impact Of Anonymous Campaign Contributions


In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of the conservative organization Citizens United allowed American corporations to contribute unlimited funds to political campaigns, claiming that those donations constitute free speech.

Since then, political campaigns on both sides of the aisle have been flooded with large donations - funds whose contributors can remain anonymous according to federal campaign law. Filmmaker Kimberly Reed goes to neighboring Montana to examine the effect of this ruling in local politics in the new film, Dark Money. Reed joins Idaho Matters to describe what she's found and how Dark Money captures the lasting effects of the Citizens United ruling.

Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.