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Billionaire Speech Shows Line Between Campaigns And Super PACs Erased

January 01, 1970 | Sunlight Foundation | News
The line between campaigns and super PACs, never clear, has become almost completely erased. The Federal Election Commission has ruled that candidates can attend super PAC fundraisers (although they cannot actually ask for contributions for over $5,000). Trump and Mike Pence have just announced that they will headline events for Rebuilding America Now. And on the Democratic side, Correct the Record, a super PAC devoted to defending Hillary Clinton from attacks, openly coordinates with her campaign; the group argues that it can do so because it posts all its activity on its website.
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