A black money group aligned with Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) brought in a record $92 million in black money from anonymous donors while Schumer lambasted Republicans for using black money .
Majority Forward is a nonprofit organization affiliated with Schumer’s Senate Majority PAC. Between July 2019 and June 2020, Majority Forward grossed $92 million, according to the latest tax forms released by the organization.
During the 2020 election cycle, Majority Forward contributed $51 million to Schumer’s Senate Majority PAC, making it the largest contributor to Schumer’s Senate Majority PAC.
While Schumer benefited from millions of dollars in black money, he criticized Republicans for doing the same. Schumer also pushed the Senate to pass the For the People Act, which contains provisions requiring nonprofit political organizations to disclose donors who contribute more than $10,000.
“Majority Forward is a kind of black money empire that the Democratic Party really doesn’t want to talk about, especially Chuck Schumer,” said Parker Thayer, a Capital Research Center investigator.
“The Democratic Party makes a big fuss in public about getting rid of black money, getting black money out of politics, but the reality is even the New York Times is now reporting on it,” Thayer told Fox News.
Thayer referred to a recent New York Times report that found 15 of the most active Democratic black money organizations spent more than $600 million than the top 15 Republican groups. These Democratic black money groups spent $1.5 billion in the 2020 cycle, compared to $900 million for Republican organizations.
Thayer pointed out the hypocrisy, telling Fox News:
Democrats use far more black money than Republicans, and they are more than willing to accept this funding as long as it benefits them, but they will always simultaneously call on conservatives and Republicans to use black money as well.
Although Democratic black money groups outspent Republican groups in 2020, pro-GOP super PACs outspent their Democratic counterparts in 2021. For example, the pro-GOP Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF) raised double of what the pro-Democratic House Majority PAC has done.
Last year, CLF grossed $110 million, compared to $55 million for House Majority PAC.