Saturday, August 01, 2015

$$ Corrupting Politics

‘Super PACs’ Spent Millions Before Candidates Announced, Filings Show - The New York Times:

 Acting as shadow campaigns, the political committees backing the major presidential candidates supported them with tens of millions of dollars in chartered planes, luxury hotel suites, opposition research, high-priced lawyers and more, spending reports showed Friday.

Campaign disclosures filed with the Federal Election Commission underscored just how far the candidates — particularly Jeb Bush — went in outsourcing many of their traditional campaign operations to “super PACs,” which face much looser regulation...

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