Even if you haven’t heard of Super PACs, you’ve seen an ad funded by one. These “independent-expenditure only committees” can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money as they attempt to influence American politics.
Overall, Super PACs have raised roughly $300 million in the 2014 election cycle and already spent a third of it.
Now, there is a new movement by some of the Super PACs to try and stop the cash flow into American politics.
- John Carroll, Here & Now media analyst and professor of mass communication at Boston University. His blog is “Campaign Outsider” and he tweets @johncarroll_bu.