On May 6, Democracy 21 and the Campaign Legal Center (CLC) wrote you “to urge the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to deny tax exempt status as a ‘social welfare’ organization to Crossroads GPS.” By the authors’ own accounting, this was the eleventh such letter submitted to the Service.
The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) writes in response. CCP takes no position on the granting or denial of tax-exempt status to any particular organization, nor do we think it appropriate for us, or others, to do so here. Consequently, we have not written you to rebut any of the previous ten letters submitted by Democracy 21 and the Campaign Legal Center. But because the most recent of these letters misrepresents the significance of the Federal Election Commission’s First General Counsel Report in Matter Under Review (MUR) 6396, we write now.