Shocker… Former IRS Commissioner’s Wife Works for Far Left Group Fighting Open Campaign Spending

Former IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman is married to the senior program adviser for Public Campaign, a leftist organization that aims to dramatically reduce the role of big special interest money in American politics and especially money to conservative groups. Susan L. Anderson, the Senior Program Advisor for Public Campaign, has worked extensively with national organizations and Congressional offices in promoting “Clean Money Campaign Reform.”

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It’s not clear at this point how interested Public Campaign is in reducing public sector unions in the election process. But the group is definitely against several groups that support conservatives.

The Daily Caller reported:

Former Internal Revenue Service commissioner Douglas H. Shulman, a frequent White House guest during the period when the IRS was targeting conservative nonprofits, is married to the senior program advisor for Public Campaign, an “organization dedicated to sweeping campaign reform that aims to dramatically reduce the role of big special interest money in American politics.”

The IRS is under fire for improperly scrutinizing the tax-exempt nonprofit status of conservative groups between 2010 and 2012, demanding conservative training materials, personal information on conservative college interns and even the content of religious groups’ prayers. IRS supporters have defended the beleaguered agency by railing against outside spending and special interest money supposedly pumped into the 2012 campaign by conservative benefactors.

One of those defenders is the group of which Shulman’s spouse is an executive.

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