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Tag: political advertising

Oct.
8th

ELECTION: Campaign finance reform badly needed

Political ads flood Washington airwaves, costing big bucks so candidates and initiatives can compete with each other.

California governor hopeful Meg Whitman has spent an astonishing $140 million.

The amount of money spent on campaigns is just plain scary.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has spent $10 million in one week on ads to defeat candidates across the country, with plans to spend $75 million total by the general election. The chamber is suspected of funneling international money into the ads, allowing foreign governments to influence our elections.

Last January, the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision opened the floodgates

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