ABC reports on a campaign finance conflict in Kentucky, where state Attorney General Jack Conway faces Republican Rand Paul:
In the bitter U.S. Senate race in Kentucky, a local millionaire has helped launch a barrage of ads attacking the Democratic candidate – a candidate who, as the state's attorney general, is prosecuting the businessman's nursing home for allegedly covering up sexual abuse, records show.
In addition to donating personally to Republican Rand Paul's upstart campaign, [Terry] Forcht is the banker handling funds for American Crossroads.
So basically Forcht, whose Hazard Nursing Home is alleged by Conway to have covered up the sexual abuse of a senior, is now targeting Conway in the campaign. He's doing this as a donor for Paul and as the banker for Crossroads, the group tied to Karl Rove that is spending big against Democrats around the country -- including Conway.
The ABC piece also floats the possibility that Forcht has donated to Crossroads' partner group, American Crossroads GPS, which is organized under a section of the tax code that allows it to keep donors anonymous. It's possible Forcht is a donor to GPS, but (barring an extraordinary leak) we will never know. This highlights one of the problems with lack of disclosure: potential conflicts can pretty easily be hidden from public view.
Here's one of the Crossroads ads against Conway: