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  •  Oh, Jed (2+ / 0-)
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    White Buffalo, ColoTim

    Why not post what else the article says.

    The phenomenon is not limited to the right. Super PACs blessed by Democratic congressional leaders have posted strong fund-raising over the last year, bolstered by victories in 2012. But those organizations are now being overshadowed by donors like Tom Steyer, the billionaire who is raising a $100 million political fund with other wealthy environmentalists to battle politicians deemed hostile to climate regulation
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    Parties have “lost the ability to control the process,” said Jim Nicholson, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, partly because of legislation that cut the flow of money to party committees. “The party can’t coordinate with these super PACs and neither can the campaigns, so there’s a lot more chaos and disequilibrium in the campaigns. And the party structure clearly has a diminished role because they don’t have the resources they used to have.”

    Rob Stein, a founder of the Democracy Alliance, one of the largest clubs of donors on the left, agreed.

    Isn't this an issue that affects both sides?

    Isn't this an issue more than Repugs and Kochs suck?

    The rot goes deep in both sides, imho.

    "When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, And the women come out to cut up what remains, Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." Rudyard Kipling

    by EdMass on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 06:36:01 PM PST

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