Jessica Levinson is quoted in the Santa Monica Daily Press:
Jessica Levinson ... said that the idea of calling groups like SMRR fully independent of the candidates they endorse "troubling." "It strains reality," Levinson said. "By definition, those are people that are interested in the outcome of races who know candidates or advisors or may have strong ties to candidates or advisors. I think, in reality, expenditures by independent groups are made by people that know candidates and campaigns."