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October 22, 2012  •  

Monday News Roundup

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Origins of campaign finance: Why private money floods politics” by David Sirota in the Oregonian.

Super PACs meet solo PACs” by Brian Bakst (Associated Press) in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Colbert’s super PAC may get last laugh” by Dave Levinthal in Politico.

The Biggest Increase in Independent Spending Was among Party-Related Groups; Direct Citizens United Impact Not Demonstrated” by Rick Hasen in the Election Law Blog.

How is modern political fundraising evolving?” by Erik Nilsson in Campaigns & Elections.

California:  “Business outspending labor on campaigns” by Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Colorado:  “Colorado’s liberal super PACs dominate spending in state races” by Karen E. Crummy in the Denver Post.

Connecticut: “State’s heavy campaign donations carry political clout” by Summer Ballentine in the Connecticut Post.

Montana:  “Supreme Court asked to rule in Montana campaign case” by The Associated Press in the Billings Gazette.

New York:  “Groups Push to Highlight Campaign Finance Reform” by Thomas Kaplan in the New York Times.

Social Media

Facebook campaign advertisements don’t work, says new study” by Brendan Sasso in The Hill.


Atlanta region sees spike in public corruption cases” by Bill Rankin and David Wickert in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Arizona: “Arizona attorney general’s office blocked embarrassing info about public officials” by The Associated Press in the Oregonian.

Georgia:  “Ga. governor’s campaign chairman tied to lab site” by The Associated Press in the Athens Banner-Herald.

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