"This is exactly how people outside of Washington think Washington works," said Meredith McGehee, a chief at the government watchdog group Issue One. "It's the internecine nature of policymakers getting rich off the people they once regulated. And then to come back into the government - it can be a tough task for any person to basically now bite the hand that fed you."
"Broadcasters across the nation receive a massive windfall from election advertising. They should be held accountable when they allow political advertisers to hide the true identities of the deep-pocketed funders behind them," said Meredith McGehee, policy director for the Campaign Legal Center.