Senate Races Flooded With Never-Before-Seen Sums Of Super PAC Cash
Huffington Post - over 1 year
WASHINGTON ― Unprecedented spending by super PACs, dark money nonprofits and other outside groups is swamping Senate races as the battle to control the chamber that votes on Supreme Court nominees enters its final days.
Outside group spending has surged past $490 million with four days still to go, surpassing the $400 million dropped on Senate races in 2014. The huge sums have overwhelmed candidates’ efforts, leaving them practically bit players in their own campaigns.
In the seven races expected to decide control of the Senate, outside groups have already poured in more money than the candidates, according to a report by the campaign finance reform group Democracy 21. The key contests are being run in Florida, Indiana, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
This is the new normal for campaigns in the post-Citizens United world. In 2010, the Supreme Court opened the door to unlimited electoral spending by corporations and unions so long as they re...
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