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The Battle Of The Super PACs

Friday, August 15, 2014

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.

But why now, and how can one PAC stop another? Here and Now’s Robin Young speaks to Here & Now media analyst John Carroll about this emerging movement.

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Source: NPR

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