Group led by Norm Coleman collects many dollars from few contributors

The American Action Network is a non-profit group that has touted its grassroots advocacy. But USA Today reports more than 80 percent of the revenue it took in over the course of a year came from just eight donors, including one who contributed $7 million.
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The American Action Network is a non-profit group that has touted its grassroots advocacy. But USA Today reports more than 80 percent of the revenue it took in over the course of a year came from just eight donors, including one who contributed $7 million.

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