According to Discoverthenetworks.org:
|“||[The] Shadow Party is a nationwide liberal network of more than five-dozen unions, non-profit activist groups, and think tanks whose agendas are ideologically to the left, which are engaged in campaigning for the Democrats. Its activities include fundraising, get-out-the-vote drives, political advertising, opposition research, and media manipulation. The Shadow Party was conceived and organized principally by George Soros, Hillary Clinton and Harold Ickes.||”|
Soros and his wife, Susan, contributed $13 million to the Shadow party cause in 2004.
According to Frontpagemag.com:
|“||The Shadow Party emerged from the dense thicket of campaign finance reforms engineered by Senators John McCain and Russ Feingold... This created an imperative that found its inevitable loophole [in soft money]... McCain-Feingold deprived the Democrats of their soft money, but the Shadow Party has provided an alternate channel for collecting unlimited contributions... under McCain-Feingold, they may no longer pass that money along to the Democratic Party, at least not directly. The solution? They give it to the Shadow Party instead||”|