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Braley visits mailbox that serves as American Future Fund headquarters
U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Waterloo, last week took aim at a group that has spent nearly $1 million trying to unseat him, visiting what was supposed to be the group’s headquarters but was in fact a UPS Store.
American Future Fund, a conservative nonprofit based in Des Moines, has repeatedly attacked Braley in the hopes of aiding his underfunded Republican opponent, Ben Lange. Because the group is organized as a 501(c)4 nonprofit, it does not have to disclose its donors. But it’s leadership is made up of prominent Iowa Republicans with ties to the presidential campaign of Mitt Romney and the gubernatorial campaign of Terry Branstad, as well as media consultants who played key roles in the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth ads in 2004 and the Willie Horton ad in 1988.
Braley attempted to stop by the group’s headquarters, but as it turns out, there is no office, only a P.O.Box at a UPS Store.
“We don’t know where these secret donors are that are supporting Ben Lange, but they’re obviously not at the UPS Store on Fleur Drive,” he said.
Last week, the Quad-City Times — the largest newspaper in the district — called on American Future Fund to disclose its donors, and Sen. Max Baucus of Montana has asked to IRS to look at groups like AFF to see if they are abusing their tax status.
Here is video of Braley visiting American Future Fund: