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Thanks Citizens United! Outside Election Spending In 2012 Exceeds Previous Eight Elections Combined

By Ian Millhiser  

"Thanks Citizens United! Outside Election Spending In 2012 Exceeds Previous Eight Elections Combined"

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According to the Center for Responsive Politics, super PACs and other outside spending groups spent nearly $1 billion so far to influence this election cycle, with more than two-thirds of that money benefiting conservatives or Republicans. That’s more money than outside groups spent in every single federal election cycle since 1996. [HT: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)]

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