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July 19, 2014


Families Use Super PACs to Funnel Money to Candidates

USA Today has found "dozens of deep-pocketed super PACs financed by a handful of donors -- some of which have close ties to the candidates they support. More than 40 super PACs that have raised at least $100,000 since Jan. 1 list fewer than five donors on campaign-finance reports."

"Federal candidates can't accept donations larger than $2,600 for a primary or general election. Super PACs can accept unlimited corporate, union and individual donations as long as they operate independently of the candidates they back. It's perfectly legal for candidates' mothers, siblings, grandparents and other relatives to finance super PACs. Campaign-finance watchdogs argue the practice demonstrates the broken state of election laws and regulations."












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