“Invasion of the ‘Super PACs’: outside groups flood House races with negative ads” @ WBEZ

Posted on October 16, 2012

Alex Keefe — October 15, 2012: “You may have already noticed them when you plop down in front of the TV after dinner: negative campaign ads attacking congressional candidates running in Chicago’s suburbs.

If you stick through the entire spot without changing the channel, you’ll hear the name of the group that paid for the ad rattled off at the very end.

These groups are so-called “super PACs,” political groups that are free to raise and spend unlimited amounts of money to influence elections.

Illinois has largely been spared the kind of negative presidential campaign ads that are bombarding swing states right now. But super PACs are currently tossing millions of dollars into congressional races in Illinois, a state that has emerged as a main battleground over control over the U.S. House……………………….”

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