You just can’t make this stuff up:
[The files] were filled with candidate surveys and mailers that said they were paid for by campaigns, and fliers and bank records from outside spending groups. One folder was labeled “Montana $ Bomb.”
…Altogether, the records added up to possible illegal “coordination” between [a] nonprofit and candidates for office in 2008 and 2010, said a Montana investigator and a former Federal Election Commission chairman who reviewed the material. Outside groups are allowed to spend money on political campaigns, but not to coordinate with candidates.
Frontline is covering the larger story of dark money in Big Sky Country, including the story behind the meth lab files.