Big Money From Super PACs Is Eroding the Power of Parties

by - April 16, 2015

The uneventful passing of April 15 is only the most subtle indication of the way super PACs are transforming the presidential nominating process. They have given candidates the ability to raise colossal sums from small but wealthy bases of support. Along with Internet fund-raising, super PACs are helping to form an alternative campaign finance model that is eroding party control over the primary process. Which types of candidates will benefit remains to be seen. The primary season is just underway, but the early super PAC tallies appear to be an order of magnitude beyond what we saw the last time, when Mitt Romney’s super PAC “Restore Our Future” raised $12 million in the first half of 2011.

Big Money From Super PACs Is Eroding the Power of Parties - NYTimes.com

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