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After Boise Mayor Alleges His Opponent Raised 'Dark Money,' We Take A Closer Look

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Lacey Daley
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Monday, incumbent Boise Mayor Dave Bieter accused City Council President Lauren McLean of raising "dark money" in an interview with Idaho Matters. McLean responded by defending her company and involvement by saying that her company worked to "support organizations that seek to stem the tide of out-of-state dark money." But what actually is "dark money"? To shed some light on the subject, we talk with a political scientist to better understand what the term means when it comes to money in politics. 

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Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!