Monday, February 20, 2012

Super pacs

  • WASHINGTON -- The emergence of super PACs shows once again that campaign finance reform has failed abysmally. After nearly four decades, it has achieved none of its goals.
  • (Orlando Sentinel)
  • The emergence of super-PACs has altered the dynamics of the presidential campaign, allowing wealthy donors to play a greater role.
  • (Bloomberg)
  • There has been a lot of angst over the post Citizens United world of "Super" Political Action Committees (PACs) that act as vehicles for Americans to unite with other Americans on common political beliefs.
  • (RedState)
  • With limits on campaign donations effectively gone, wealthy conservatives are pouring millions of dollars into new groups to influence the Republican presidential primaries and other GOP causes. But you wouldnt know it by looking at Arizona.
  • (USA Today)
  • Our suspicion is that she and Colbert will engage in a faux feud over super PACs. Will the fur fly? How many "F"s can we work into this paragraph? Time will tell – in the future. Colbert has an actual super PAC, of course.
  • (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • "Republican Super PACs and outside groups pose a brutal threat to a fair election in November. These groups are already spending millions of dollars on negative ads attacking President Obama.
  • (Washington Post)
  • The Federal Election Commission filings also offered a snapshot of who has been donating how much to the Super PACs, which operate independently from campaigns and can raise unlimited amounts from individuals, corporations and unions.
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  • The Republican presidential candidates and the other super PACs active in this years election are filing January fundraising reports to the Federal Election Commission today.
  • (USA Today)

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