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Tracing the Tangled Web of Campaign Spending

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Posted on Mar 24, 2012
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Presidential candidates and super PACs are spending millions to influence the next election. Where does all the money go? ProPublica reveals the 200 biggest recipients of campaign cash with a nifty interactive graph. —ARK

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Many have been detailing the vast sums being raised by the presidential candidates and the super PACs supporting them. But where are all those millions being spent? Among other things, the answers can provide hints on potential improper coordination between campaigns and super PACs. Here are the 200 biggest recipients of spending by the major campaigns and most of the major super PACs.

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By jimmmmmy, March 25, 2012 at 10:26 am Link to this comment

Surfboy I agree , but who owns these advertizing companies? If you contribute a million bucks to a campaign and its tax deductible for your corporation, which may also own part or all of the ad agency , isn’t that money laundering?

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By jimmmmmy, March 25, 2012 at 10:20 am Link to this comment

What percentage of the superpac political contributions is tax deductible ? Don’t most of the huge superpac contributors also hold large positions in most if not all of the Lame Stream Media? This so called campaigning has always looked like a money laundering scheme to me. Since there is basically no difference between Romney and Obama Why spend several billion dollars on which guy sits in the white house?

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By bobi6, March 24, 2012 at 11:47 am Link to this comment
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These long, boring, overspending bloated campaigns are such a waste of
time. media, and of course money. Every four years I am so sick of the
campaigning that by now I try to avoid any news about them. Now it is a
huge industry and I doubt we could get rid of this over reported junk. Who
cares what candidate eat for breakfast. Who cares about their wives and
children, Who care about every little minute thing in their lives. I resent it
because it fills the airwaves and makes it more difficult to access world
news - something Americans need to study as most are completely
ignorant. Now I admit I am a political junkie but the campaigns only service
one master and that is big media.

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