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And a ‘superPAC’ is…

Here's an interesting tidbit about SuperPAC for America, the national group headed by Dick Morris that's running a false ad in Idaho targeting Idaho Rep. Walt Minnick: Opensecrets.org reported yesterday that the group was the single top outside spender in the nation that day, spending $1.08 million in 11 congressional districts. It's one of the new independent expenditure-only organizations that can raise unlimited amounts of money from individuals, unions and corporations for political messages that overtly advocate for or against federal candidates. According to Opensecrets, such groups, nicknamed "SuperPACs," "have arisen in the wake of weakened campaign finance rules in light of federal court rulings in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and SpeechNow.org v. Federal Election Commission."



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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