A 2010 Supreme Court ruling allowing independent groups to raise unlimited amounts of money to promote candidates has led to the creation of candidate-specific political action committees, which are changing the landscape of the 2012 presidential campaign, the New York Times reported. Nearly all the presidential candidates, including President Obama, are now being backed by one or more of the so-called Super PACs. The PACs are typically run by former staffers of the candidates and financed by the candidates’ top donors. Though not directly controlled by the candidates, the PACs allow the campaigns to circumvent donation limits. Just what we need — more money in politics.
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