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Restore our future winning our future red white and blue fun endorsed liberty priorities USA action.
Now these are not recruitment slogans for the army and navy or even their football teams they're actually the names of super -- each of the presidential Canas has the support of -- super back.
Donor support millions and millions and millions of dollars and to super -- this election cycle.
And that's -- -- -- Supreme Court ruling allows super -- to raise and spend money without limits yes without limits so big money is a big influence.
Allies and -- Carney from roll call joins us nice to see if they see you do okay so what is the sort of giant big picture influence.
Super practice how to differ from four years ago well the big -- Princes this is the first presidential race in which we've seen super pacs as you said the Citizens United ruling allowed to super pacs and they tested the waters in 2010.
But in 2012 of course they're spending a lot more money.
And there are maybe a 130 super pacs and they've spent about 66 million dollars already.
The big super pacs are the ones that are backing the GOP presidential candidates and in terms of people will contribute -- contributions and the five dollar range are they -- -- -- at a bigger range.
What's really interesting about these super -- so far is that the large proportion of their donors.
Are millionaires and billionaires from big industries like -- -- stated investment industry.
Donors and energy industry donors.
And -- -- -- -- -- got at least ten contributions of one million or more.
Some donors to give him ten million dollars to the super -- such as the casino mogul Sheldon Adelson.
Who gave that amount with his wife to a super -- backing Newt Gingrich.
Other -- their associated with the candidates but they are separate from the canceling -- may -- a lot.
I think is modular -- not even waking but they they are not the candidates the cement.
They are absolutely -- the candidates and in fact they're forbidden by law.
From coordinating with the candidates but -- but that I never see a cameo in there's been lob accusations about super -- running ads that are inaccurate.
But I at least I haven't seen any candidate c'mon say I want -- -- -- to stop putting -- that false.
Information no although interestingly enough there have been some negative statements from the candidates about the super pacs.
In general and even specifically.
And -- the super pacs are a little bit of a double edged sword for these candidates because sometimes the candidates are having to answer for.
But the super pacs and the people who give money to them -- president promised to suppress -- President Obama is backed by super pac called prairies USA action.
Up until now it hasn't raised that much money compared to some of the GOP's super -- and some people speculated that's because President Obama.
Didn't really like these entities had -- legislation.
To provide more disclosure for these entities had condemned the Citizens United ruling.
But after some recent FEC reports show just how badly the super -- backing Obama is getting out raised by some of the GOP super facts.
The president basically sent a signal that he's gonna allow his -- and even some cabinet members to help raise money for this super pass.
So it appears that maybe it's just -- and maybe it'll sour grape street -- doesn't like -- super presses his is not quite as successful he himself a successful raising my but not the super back and I guess I compared a little bit too he wasn't gonna take public financing.
Even even at an austerity was going to public financing 2008 they so much like it raised its of the -- -- that one I think it's very much along the same lines and if you talk to watchdog groups and reform advocates.
They'll tell you point blank they're disappointed.
They thought this was going to be a president -- -- reforms and who hasn't really come forward to do that in a big way but we fast and to watch and see -- -- -- the in the aftermath this because these are their role in the money I have very few pain on my.
This will certainly be and an election unlike any that we've -- there out like that that's what they're exciting to thank you ought to thank you.
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