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PAC Attack! Handy Clip ‘n’ Save Guide

You can’t spit without hitting a Super PAC in the GOP presidential primary, as this helpful chart from Time graphically illustrates (through 1/12/12). Here’s a different way of configuring the list, with links to the groups and related news stories: … Continue reading

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Let The $4 Billion Rumpus Begin! (GOP PAC Attack Edition)

From Politico’s Morning Score: PRO-ROMNEY “RESTORE OUR FUTURE” RIPS PERRY, GINGRICH: “Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry: Too liberal on immigration, too much baggage on ethics,” the ad’s narrator says. http://bit.ly/ubcrgF PRO-PERRY “MAKE US GREAT AGAIN” NAILS ROMNEY, GINGRICH: The ad started running yesterday … Continue reading

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Let The $4 Billion Rumpus Begin! (Iowa Air War Edition)

(Tip o’ the pixel: ABC’s The Note) The Iowa airwaves are stacked up like LaGuardia with ads from the GOP presidential hopefuls. Call the roll: • Ron Paul’s $429,000 Big Dog spot:   Arf. • The pro-Rick Perry Make Us Great … Continue reading

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Let The $4 Billion Rumpus Begin! (Ad Spending Tally Edition)

MSNBC’s First Read has helpfully provided an update on TV advertising expenditures so far in the 2012 presidential election (although it’s awfully secretive about the source of its numbers): Among the GOP presidential candidates: — Perry $2.8 million (including the campaign’s national … Continue reading

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Rick Perry & Thrust (PAC Man Edition)

While most restrictions on independent advocacy groups have been stripped away by the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, one has remained: that PACs, Super PACs, 501(c)4 organizations and etc. (primer here) cannot coordinate their advertising with a candidate’s ad … Continue reading

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Let The $4 Billion* Rumpus Begin! ( Make Us Great Again Edition)

(* The amount that will likely be spent on political ads this election cycle.) GOP presidential wannabe Rick Perry (R-Have I Stopped Laughing Yet?) is now being propped up by a $382,000 ad campaign just launched in Iowa and South … Continue reading

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