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Editorial: Big money in politics in the dark

Published 01/07/2012, The Forum

The flow of money into 2012 political campaigns is intensifying like a spring flood on the Red River. The amounts already spent by Republicans vying for a chance to challenge President Barack Obama are staggering. But more staggering, and far less transparent, are the huge sums being raised and spent by so-call super PACs, political action committees that allegedly have no connection to candidates but can buy advertising that supports or trashes candidates.

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