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Democrats Lean Heavily on PACs in Coordinated Push to Counter GOP

Democrats Lean Heavily on PACs in Coordinated Push to Counter GOP | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Democrats are more reliant than they have ever been on the very kind of big-money groups they have spent years trying to outlaw.
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Meet the Super PAC Woman Whose Mission is to Elect Democrats to Congress

Meet the Super PAC Woman Whose Mission is to Elect Democrats to Congress | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
As the political ad wars rage on television sets from New England to Southern California, Democrats think they have their answer to the Koch brothers a
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The PAC to End All PACs: Is it Really Just a Farce?

The PAC to End All PACs:  Is it Really Just a Farce? | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Tuesday’s Democratic House primary in Arizona’s Seventh District is what the local weekly Phoenix New Times calls “a battle between Latino royalty in Phoenix.” The leading contenders for the safe Democratic seat of retiring Ed Pastor are long-time Maricopa County supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox and former state representative Ruben...
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PAC raises money to get money out of politics: The Super PAC To End All Super PACs Reaches Major Fundraising Goal

PAC raises money to get money out of politics: The Super PAC To End All Super PACs Reaches Major Fundraising Goal | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
The "super PAC to end all super PACs" reached a major fundraising goal on Friday in its quest to reduce the influence of money in politics.

In an Independence Day letter, Harvard professor and Mayday.us founder Lawrence Lessig announced ...
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Let's see, raising money to get money out of politics. Yep, kind of like raising an army to bring peace.

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The A to Z guide for 2014′s least influential super PACs

The A to Z guide for 2014′s least influential super PACs | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Outside groups have been filing financial reports like crazy in the lead-up to this year's very important midterms -- and 2016's very important presidential election -- groups that you will likely hear about a lot in the upcoming months.
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Gabby Giffords gets mean on gun control

Gabby Giffords gets mean on gun control | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Gabby Giffords, irreproachable figure of sympathy, has fashioned an improbable new role for herself this election year: ruthless attack dog. The former Democratic congresswoman, whose recovery from a gunshot wound to the head captivated the country, has unleashed some of the nastiest ads of the campaign season, going after GOP candidates in Arizona...
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Candidates and PACs have spent almost $20 for every second of the midterm cycle. Yes, EVERY SECOND.

Candidates and PACs have spent almost $20 for every second of the midterm cycle. Yes, EVERY SECOND. | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
And that's just what is reported.
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Harry Reid shifts funds in effort to maintain Democrats’ Senate majority

Harry Reid shifts funds in effort to maintain Democrats’ Senate majority | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Senate Majority PAC, far and away the biggest-spending super political action committee of the election cycle — at nearly $25 million — has begun pouring millions of dollars into Michigan, Iowa and Colorado, signaling just how quickly Democrats have shifted to defense heading into November’s elections.
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Supreme Court: Big Money in Politics Can Get Even Bigger

Supreme Court: Big Money in Politics Can Get Even Bigger | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Glance: Big Money in Politics About to Get Bigger ABC News THE DECISION: The court voted 5-4 to scrap federal limits on the total amount of money that people can give to candidates, political parties and political action committees each election...
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Business bid to counter Tea Parties fizzles

Business-friendly GOP organizers who launched a new crop of super PACs to counter the tea party have failed to cash in, recent campaign disclosures show, leaving them badly outraised on both the right and the left.
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