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"The move follows years of legal and regulatory shifts, including the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling in 2010, that have steadily loosened the rules governing political spending, particularly by those with the biggest bank accounts: corporations, unions and wealthy individuals. "
"Political spending by tax-exempt groups — from Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, co-founded by the Republican strategist Karl Rove, to the League of Conservation Voters — skyrocketed to more than $300 million in 2012 from less than $5.2 million in 2006, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Much of the money has been funneled through chains of interlinked nonprofit groups, making it even harder to determine the original source. "
This is nailing establishment Republican money. That's not us. In the long term this is better for us. It will reveal more Shel Adelsons and Koch Brothers type funding.
If you thought certain candidates were "financed" in order to make Ron Paul lose the primary, this would have helped prevent it by revealing donors.
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