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January 06, 2013


Super PACs to Play Big Role in 2013 Races

"Get ready for what could very well be the most expensive gubernatorial elections ever," Politico reports.

"As if the national profiles of the expected candidates in the New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial races weren't enough to draw bundles of cash, the new campaign finance structure has state-based and national outside groups considering pouring millions of dollars into these key off-presidential year races."

"Super PACs, once widely thought to be limited to federal campaigns, are now expected to play on the state level after a series of court decisions effectively rendered state laws restricting independent groups moot. Tax-exempt nonprofits that don't have to disclose donors -- including big names like Americans for Prosperity and American Bridge 21st Century -- are also considering directing their flood of money down to the state level for these races, while a secretive nonprofit supporting New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie has already run ads praising his work."












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