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Are super-PACs in fact just big, fat money pits?

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Dark Money Outspends Super PACs

ProPublica’s investigative team found that two conservative nonprofits spent more than all the super PACs combined.
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Across the Great Divide

State PAC contributions show deep partisan fissures

In the spring primary election season, state political action committees spent nearly $4 million. It’s only reasonable to expect that the funding game will intensify during the looming general election.
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Super PAC Special: Big-money phantoms

In the news section this month, we’re running an ongoing series about super PACs, those outside political groups that can spend as much as they want to influence elections. And spend they do, to the tune of more than $185 million so far. We looked at state PACs in the edition of the Alibi on stands right now. For extra fun, we scoped out national PACs in a web exclusive, too.

In our next issue, you’ll get a look at who New Mexico’s top PAC contributors are.

For all the talk about PACs and their fat wads of cash, it turns out two other groups have spent more money on this year’s election than all of the PACs combined—Crossroads GPS (which Heather Wilson used to work for) and Americans for Prosperity, a major Tea Party funder. Because they’re nonprofits and not super PACs, they don’t have to disclose who their donors are.

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PAC Manual

Chasing the big-money phantoms in New Mexico

We got to wondering about the PACs in our state and country. Stay tuned for this series, which will be running in the news section over the coming weeks.

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Top State PACs in the 2012 Election

Who’s spending big on November?

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Top 10 National Super PACs

With the rise of the super PAC, so too have emerged watchdog groups that track spending, donors, leaders and beneficiaries. We found OpenSecrets enormously helpful in compiling this list of the big-money political groups today. But that ranking of who’s on top will shift dramatically in the coming weeks, so it’s best to keep a close eye on roster. ProPublica’s PAC track tool is also useful and easy to parse.

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