Dark money groups loom in Kansas redistricting fight


As hundreds of Kansans poured into meeting rooms across the state to voice their opinions about redrawing election lines, a couple dark-money groups quietly watched it play out as they gear up for the redistricting fight ahead.

While Kansans turned out in varying degrees for 14 hearings - many with the same or similar talking points - Democratic and Republican dark-money groups maneuvered out of public view.

While so-called dark-money groups generally play a pivotal role in elections, they will be working behind the scenes as lawmakers in Kansas and nationally draw the election  boundaries that decide power . . .


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