What do campaign funders have to hide?

* Letter to the editor

By John Fioretta, San Jose

Kudos to the Mercury News for its editorial in support of the reintroduction of the California DISCLOSE Act (Editorial, Feb. 17).

Authored by Assemblywoman Julia Brownley, D-Santa Monica, it would require disclosure of the largest funders of political campaigns. For the public to make a truly informed decision, this information is crucial. The Mercury News was spot on when it wrote there was no honorable reason to conceal who pays for a political ad. What do the opponents of this necessary reform have to hide?

John Fioretta
San Jose

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