Former Internal Revenue Service commissioner Douglas H. Shulman, a frequent White House visitor when the IRS was targeting conservative nonprofits, is married to an executive with Public Campaign, an unabashed left-wing organization "dedicated to sweeping campaign reform that aims to dramatically reduce the role of big special interest money in American politics.”
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 22: Former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee May 22, 2013 in Washington, DC. The committee is investigating allegations that the IRS targeted conservative non-profit organizations with the words 'tea party' and 'constitution' in their names for additional scrutiny. (Credit: Getty Images)
The IRS is being investigated for delaying the tax-exempt nonprofit status of conservative organizations. In the midst of this scandal, a number of groups have defended the IRS, The Daily Caller reported, adding that "one of those defenders" is Public Campaign.
Shulman’s wife Susan L. Anderson is the Washington-based nonprofit's senior program advisor.
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Earlier this month, when news broke of the targeting scandal broke, Public Campaign president and CEO Nick Nyhart belittled the concerns of disenfranchised conservatives.
“There are legitimate questions to be asked about political groups that are hiding behind a 501(c)4 status,” Nyhart said in a statement provide to ABC. “It’s unfortunate a few bad apples at the IRS will make it harder for those questions to be asked without claims of bias.”
Along with these interesting tidbits:
Public Campaign receives “major funding” from the pro-Obamacare alliance Health Care for America NOW!, which is comprised of the labor unions AFL-CIO, AFSCME, SEIU, and the progressive activist organization Move On, among others.
Public Campaign also receives funding from the liberal Ford Foundation, the Common Cause Eduation Fund, and Barbra Streisand’s The Streisand Foundation, among other foundations and private donors.
Not to be outdone by this:
Public Campaign’s ninth-floor 1133 19th Street NW office in Washington, D.C. is located on the same floor as the liberal groups Common Cause and Center for Progressive Leadership.
Shulman met Anderson at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, which they both attended, The Daily Caller wrote, adding that the couple owns a house in Washington, DC’s "tony Embassy Row neighborhood which they bought for $1.3 million in 2003 and is now estimated by Zillow to be worth $1.8 million."
Public Campaign's web site adds that it's “laying the foundation for reform by working with a broad range of organizations, including local community groups, around the country that are fighting for change and national organizations whose members are not fairly represented under the current campaign finance system.”
Calls to Shulman’s residence and Anderson’s extension at Public Campaign were not returned, The Daily Caller reported.
This Public Campaign "holiday card" clip leaves little to the imagination regarding where the organization stands politically: