Buying of the President

Published — February 1, 2016 Updated — March 9, 2016 at 2:20 pm ET

Super PACs super charge 2016 presidential election spending

Introduction

If you want to run for president in the U.S. — particularly if you are a Republican —you better have a super PAC on your side. Or be a billionaire. Since the 2010 Citizens United decision, special interest groups are playing a bigger role than ever in how campaigns are financed. The latest government released fundraising reports suggest that this election is already set to break all spending records.

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