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The New Face Of Big Money Politics

After a GOP debate, a demeanour during a energy and stipulations of income and super PACs in presidential politics this season.

Republican presidential possibilities John Kasich, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina and Rand Paul take a theatre before a Republican presidential discuss during a Milwaukee Theatre, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

A GOP discuss final night, and we will demeanour during it. Immigration  The economy. What it means to be a conservative. To be Ben Carson. But there’s some-more going on than what’s on a stage. It’s what’s in a bank.  In debate coffers and super PACs. Millions. Hundreds of millions.  Money is not all this time out. Bernie Sanders does not have a super PAC. Neither does Trump. Of course, he’s a billionaire. Jeb Bush has a store of mix and he’s trailing. And nonetheless income keeps talking, and in new ways. This hour On Point, a check-up on income and super PACs in a 2016 campaign.

— Tom Ashbrook 


Lisa Lerer, inhabitant politics contributor for a Associated Press. (@llerer)

Matea Gold, inhabitant domestic contributor for a Washington Post, covering income and influence. (@mateagold)

Robert Maguire, domestic non-profits questioner for a Center for Responsive Politics. (@RobertMaguire_)

Lawrence Lessig, Roy L. Furman highbrow of law and care during a Harvard Law School and former Democratic claimant for President. (@lessig)

From Tom’s Reading List

Washington Post: Cruz’s still fundraising strength: A network of rich donors — “For all his bashing of ‘billionaire Republican donors’ who ‘actively depreciate a base,’ a anti-establishment senator from Texas is being bolstered by his possess strong bottom of rich contributors. Cruz lifted $5.2 million by a finish of Sep from supporters who gave him a $2,700 limit — creation him No. 2 in a GOP competition for vast donors, after former Florida administrator Jeb Bush, according to an research by a inactive Campaign Finance Institute.”

TIME: Is a Pro-Bush Super PAC Obscuring Its Spending? — “Super PACs are ostensible to be both pure and eccentric from a politicians they are supporting. But it’s not transparent that Right to Rise USA, a super PAC shaped by Republican Jeb Bush before to his presidential bid, is either.”

New York Times: A New Low in Campaign Finance — “Election-related spending by groups that don’t divulge their donors has grown exponentially in a final few years, interjection in partial to a Supreme Court’s 2010 statute in Citizens United v. F.E.C. The expenditures reported by these groups rose from only underneath $6 million in 2004 to $308 million in a final presidential election. This time around, that spending is already during $4.9 million, some-more than tenfold what it was during a same time in a 2012 cycle. And that doesn’t embody a poignant chunks of domestic spending that go unreported.”

Article source: http://onpoint.wbur.org/2015/11/11/super-pacs-big-money-politics-citizens-united

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