Outside Groups Spend Big as Elections Approach

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These mid-term elections are seeing massive amounts of money being raised and spent both left and right, from party committees to outside independent groups — much, much more money than the last mid-term elections in 2006. Over $260 million has been spent by outside groups, who have been able to remain largely anonymous since the Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. FEC, earlier this year. 

But what are contributors expecting in return for their millions of dollars? 

Paul Blumenthal, is a senior writer for The Sunlight Foundation. He says people like Karl Rove, who started the conservative political group American Crossroads to raise money for right-wing campaigns, is trying to maintain power in the Republican Party.