NOTE: I’ll be updating this as I source further information.
There's a new ad on network television attacking the 9th district Democratic incumbent in Michigan, Gary Peters. The $225,000 ad buy was made by Americans For Tax Reform yesterday.
Americans For Tax Reform is an anti-government advocacy group, located in Washington D.C. on 7th Street, and is run by right wing scourge, Grover Norquist. Norquist and Americans For Tax Reform are most well known for laundering money for Jack Abramoff—and they did so at a profit. The Washington Post :
Newly released documents in the Jack Abramoff investigation shed light on how the lobbyist secretly routed his clients' funds through tax-exempt organizations with the acquiescence of those in charge, including prominent conservative activist Grover Norquist.
The federal probe has brought a string of bribery-related charges and plea deals. The possible misuse of tax-exempt groups is also receiving investigators' attention, sources familiar with the matter said.
Among the organizations used by Abramoff was Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform. According to an investigative report on Abramoff's lobbying released last week by the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, Americans for Tax Reform served as a "conduit" for funds that flowed from Abramoff's clients to surreptitiously finance grass-roots lobbying campaigns. As the money passed through, Norquist's organization kept a small cut, e-mails show.