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Dems learn to love super-PACs
The Hill (Washington DC), by Alexander Bolton

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/22/2014 12:25:04 PM

When it comes to Democrats and outside money, they´ve learned their lesson for 2014 — if you can´t beat them, join them. After the shellacking of the 2010 midterms, Democrats vow this year will be different as they embrace super-PACs to raise millions of dollars that will be critical as the look to defend their fragile Senate majority. In fact, three of the biggest super-PACs in the 2014 cycle are liberal leaning or allied with the Democratic Party, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a non-partisan group that tracks money in politics. But Democrats haven´t stopped there — the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: john56, 2/22/2014 12:46:37 PM     (No. 9742423)

And their 501c-4 applications will (or probably already have) be quickly approved by IRS.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dittohead, 2/22/2014 4:17:53 PM     (No. 9742585)

Raise millions of dollars to buy votes.

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