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Published November 05, 2012, 05:05 PM

Senator Conrad says last-minute anonymous funding not fair

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A rush of last-minute campaign spending by Super PACs has some people crying foul.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A rush of last-minute campaign spending by Super PACs has some people crying foul.

New ads are out, attacking U.S. Senate Candidate Heidi Heitkamp.

And U.S. Senator Kent Conrad says it's not fair.

Conrad says the cash funding these commercials is coming from anonymous and secret sources.

He says groups don't have to mention who the donors are until the next disclosure deadline, in December.

By that time, he says the damage will already be done.

Sen. Kent Conrad, (D) North Dakota: “These anonymous donors should be required to step up and identify themselves so North Dakotans can know who they represent."

There are laws in place prohibiting anonymous, last-minute donations like this, but Conrad says Super PACS are exploiting a loophole in them.

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