“In Kansas, some experts predict that outside fundraising groups in the form of super PACs and nonprofit organizations known as 501(c)(4)s will have a substantial influence on the 2012 elections, and specifically on several key races in the August Republican primary, making them some of the most expensive Senate races the state has seen,” the website PolticalFiber.com reported. If outside groups follow the Kansas Chamber of Commerce’s lead and target seven GOP primaries with $2 million, the website reported, those funds would more than triple average campaign funding. Kansas saw some outside spending during the state attorney general’s race in 2010, when an Iowa group called American Future Fund spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of TV ads in support of GOP candidate Derek Schmidt. “I anticipate that growing even more this year,” said Carol Williams, executive director of the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission.
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