Super PACs and the 2012 Elections
30 Pages Posted: 18 Aug 2012
Date Written: August 2012
Are the 2012 elections being “bankrolled by America’s most powerful interests?” More specifically, how have Super PACs and other independent organizations acted in the wake of the decision, what effects have they had on the electoral process to date, and what implications might their activities have for the conduct of American democracy. This paper will examine a number of potential concerns about the unlimited donations to and independent expenditures by Super PACs.
Keywords: Super PACs, campaign finance, elections
JEL Classification: K49
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