Eight Democratic senators support a proposed Federal Communications Commission rule to force more disclosure regarding political ads.
In a letter sent Wednesday to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, the senators said they support the proposal that would have television broadcasters post online their files that detail information on who is paying for ads.
"We want to express our full support of the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed rule to have broadcast stations make political files publicly available online and we urge you to implement these proposed rule changes as soon as possible. With campaign season in full swing and new Super PACs springing up weekly, the public must have access to information about who is funding these ads," the letter says.
The letter was signed by Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), Jon Tester (D-MT) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.).