The Huffington Post: Super PACs Keep Candidates Afloat With A Little Help From Their Friends

Paul Blumenthal
Oct 29, 2014
Paul S. Ryan, a lawyer with the elections watchdog Campaign Legal Center, said that contributions like those going to the Ending Spending Action Fund underscore how "many super PACs are effectively acting as shadow campaigns." ...

Ryan, the campaign finance watchdog, argues that these contributions highlight how thin the lines separating candidates from donors and independent groups have become. Such close connections, he said, further undermine the Supreme Court's rationale in Citizens United that independent groups could raise unlimited sums from nearly any source without the appearance of corruption.

"The Supreme Court in Citizens United was either disingenuous or naive when it said independent spending could not corrupt," Ryan said. ...

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