Post-Citizens United Money May Swamp Congressional Candidates


Supreme Court Citizens UnitedPolitical spending by deep-pocketed donors and cash-rich corporations threatens to sow chaos in this year’s congressional races, political consultants warn.

A billionaire or corporation writing a check for $1 million — or even $10 million — isn’t enough to swing a presidential election. But when it comes to congressional campaigns, it could be plenty.

“You can work for months and years to develop a fundraising advantage over your opponent of $2 million, $5 million or $10 million. And all that can be wiped out in seconds by a few people giving to a super PAC,” said Democratic pollster Mark Mellman.   (Continue reading)

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Posted on March 17, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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