Rules of the Game: Dissecting Super PAC Consulting

by - April 17, 2012

Expensive elections have always translated into fat paychecks for the political professionals who create and place ads, conduct polls and contact voters. But in the super PAC era, consultants are scooping up record sums while facing few accountability rules and little oversight. That’s pointed up ethical gray areas and potential self-dealing.

In January, Roll Call reported that some super PAC organizers are pulling double duty as political consultants to the super PACs, collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in ad placement commissions and consulting fees.

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