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Thu Jul 12, 2012, 03:49 PM

Son of liberal financier George Soros launches anti-super PAC super PAC

Source: Washington Post

Itís a super PAC that hates super PACs.

Jonathan Soros, son of a prominent liberal financier, is helping to launch an independent advocacy group with hopes of spending up to $8 million targeting House lawmakers, primarily Republicans, who oppose public matching funds for elections and other campaign finance reforms.

The new super PAC, called Friends of Democracy, will file its first disclosures with the Federal Election Commission later this month and plans to zero in on 10 to 15 House races with television ads, mailings and Web messaging, Soros and other organizers said Thursday.

Like all super PACs, Friends of Democracy will be able to raise unlimited funds from wealthy individuals, corporations or unions--precisely the kind of system that the group is fighting against.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/son-of-liberal-financier-george-soros-launches-anti-super-pac-super-pac/2012/07/12/gJQABQlufW_story.html

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Reply Son of liberal financier George Soros launches anti-super PAC super PAC (Original post)
alp227 Jul 2012 OP
judesedit Jul 2012 #1
renate Jul 2012 #2
denvine Jul 2012 #3
0rganism Jul 2012 #8
siligut Jul 2012 #4
Cal Carpenter Jul 2012 #5
flamingdem Jul 2012 #6
Grassy Knoll Jul 2012 #7
slackmaster Jul 2012 #9
gtar100 Jul 2012 #10
Fantastic Anarchist Jul 2012 #11

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 04:17 PM

1. Thank you, Jonathan. I guess we have to fight fire with fire until we can get money out of politics

If the GOP wasn't keeping 99% of us so poor, we'd pitch in a few thou each anyway. Thanks again. We need more affluent people that care about this country to follow your lead.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 05:09 PM

2. good for him!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 05:57 PM

3. The best news I've heard in a while.

Where can I contribute?

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Response to denvine (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 10:00 PM

8. agreed

I've been hoping someone would do this since the Citizens United decision came down.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 06:04 PM

4. Good way to go about it too

It focuses on the problem while helping to combat the results of it.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 06:40 PM

5. ...

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 06:44 PM

6. good news nt

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 07:43 PM

7. Oh Goody....

Fox News will have to bring back Glenn Beck to chalk board up
the Soros conspiracy to the tebaggers, AGAIN !!!!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 10:03 PM

9. Next someone on the right will launch an anti-anti-super PAC super-duper PAC

 

And on and on and on.

I'm not giving a dime to any of them.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 10:06 PM

10. Get ready for cries of foul and CBS news reporting "concerns".

So glad to see this. Nothing frightens big money more than big money (well, other than unions).

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2012, 06:33 PM

11. There needs to be a superpac that ...

... airs ads against other superpacs. That would be winning.

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