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Capital One donated to Democratic group that funneled money into ad attacking Capital One

Campaign donation records and documents reviewed by The Daily Caller show that the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) – the political group that aims to elect Democrats into state-level attorney general offices around the country – is taking donations from Capital One while, at the same time, funneling cash into a political organization that’s attacking Capital One.

In 2011, Capital One donated $50,000 in two contributions to DAGA, according to donations records. Then, in summer 2012, DAGA gave $30,000 to liberal political group the Committee for American Fairness, DAGA’s Federal Election Commission records show.

On its website, the Committee for American Fairness is currently featuring a political ad supporting West Virginia’s Democratic Attorney General Darrell McGraw for re-election. The ad also simultaneously attacks Capital One, accusing the bank of “deceptive and illegal practices” that McGraw is purportedly fighting against.

Neither CAF nor DAGA returned TheDC’s requests for comment.

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