February 17, 2014


State Parties Losing Influence

Politico: "State party officials across the country say the explosion of money into super PACs, nonprofit groups and presidential campaigns has made fundraising more difficult. And some of those outside groups are starting to take over the traditional local roles state parties play, spending big on voter contact and outreach operations."

"The effect is that candidates can be more beholden to national organizations or single-issue groups rather than state party leaders. That's leading to a change in candidates and their beliefs and the issues that come up in elections and statehouses."










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