• Money talks: Campaigns draw millions in 'outsider' cash

    1 month ago - By My Sanantonio

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - It's been eight years since the U.S. Supreme Court declared that political spending is free speech. The decision eased the way for corporations, unions or nonprofits to spend massive amounts to support, or more often, denounce candidates in tight races.
    Citizens United, as the ruling is commonly known, has transformed American political campaigns, most notably over the airways.
    But the flood of cash also pays for an army of field offices, canvassers, data miners and even good-old-fashioned opposition researchers, in a system designed to influence voters around the country.
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  • Money talks: Campaigns draw millions in ‘outsider' cash

    Money talks: Campaigns draw millions in ‘outsider' cash

    1 month ago - By The Seattle Times

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - It's been eight years since the U.S. Supreme Court declared that political spending is free speech. The decision eased the way for corporations, unions or nonprofits to spend massive amounts to support, or more often, denounce candidates in tight races. Citizens United, as the ruling is commonly known, has transformed American...
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