APNewsBreak: US warned on political financing 

A top European anti-corruption body wants the U.S. to boost transparency of outside groups that give millions to support political candidates — warning they could be used to skirt long-established disclosure rules.

The Council of Europe's Group of States against Corruption — known as Greco and which counts the U.S. as a member — warns "soft money" political financing vehicles appears to be increasing in the U.S.

The Associated Press obtained a copy of the report Thursday. It was adopted by the council's plenary last month but not previously made public.

The report, including three recommendations, comes amid growing concerns about political financing in the U.S. by campaign-reform advocates, including use of so-called SuperPAC organizations.

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