Super PACs

Demos lays out exactly which Americans benefit most from the rise of super PACs (hint: it’s the wealthy ones) and how to stem the flow of corporate money into politics. READ Auctioning Democracy: The Rise of Super PACs and the 2012 Election
02/10/2012
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The millions of dollars raised and spent by SuperPACs in the 2012 election have created a kind of parallel campaign. Demos and U.S. PIRG have released a new report, "Auctioning Democracy: The Rise of Super PACS and the 2012 Election," analyzing 2010-2011 Federal Election Commission data...
02/09/2012
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The U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision unleashed the specter of unlimited corporate political donations in U.S. elections. So far, however, it's mostly rich individuals doing the donating. Given that Citizens United didn't change the law for individuals (though an FEC ruling...
02/09/2012
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A new report from two public-interest groups confirms fears "that the cash for big-ticket campaign spending like TV advertising is increasingly controlled by an elite class of super-rich patrons not afraid to plunk down a million bucks or more for favored candidates and causes." READ THE REPORT:...
02/09/2012
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The presidential race had barely gotten off the ground when it became clear that 2012 would be the year of the Super PAC. The millions of dollars raised and spent by these strange and powerful court-created entities have created a kind of parallel campaign.   Super PACs represent much of...
02/08/2012
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Six of the top 10 super PACs active in the 2012 elections have received money from untraceable sources, including nonprofits and shell corporations, according to a report released today by two progressive advocacy groups. “Super PACs provide an avenue for secret money to influence elections,”...
02/08/2012
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Super PACs raised about $181 million in the last two years — with roughly half of it coming from fewer than 200 super-rich people. Those are the findings in a new study that confirms what public interest groups have long feared and campaigns are learning the hard way in 2012 — that the cash for big...
02/08/2012
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One of the effects of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision is that it allowed corporations to give unlimited amounts to independent expenditure political action committees capable of supporting or opposing political candidates. But a new report from the non-profit group Demos shows that...
02/08/2012
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It’s no secret that super PACs skew toward the wealthy set. However, a new study from Demos (editor's note: Demos is The American Prospect's publishing partner) and U.S. PIRG highlights how few people are running the money game this election cycle and how secret some of their contributions can be....
02/08/2012
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A joint analysis by Demos and US PIRG released today takes a detailed look at the increasing (and deleterious) impact that so-called Super PACs are having on elections in the United States.  Super PACs are independent political action committees that can accept unlimited and often undisclosed...
02/08/2012
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