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Sun Sep 16, 2012, 03:43 AM

Conservative super PACs targeting blue-state Democrats [View all]

Source: Washington Post

Democrat John Tierney might normally be a shoo-in for reelection in his deep-blue Northeast Massachusetts district. But a well-funded outside group is trying to change that.

The YG Action Fund, a super PAC funded almost entirely by Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife, has unleashed an ad campaign this month attacking Tierney in starkly personal terms for his wife’s legal troubles and his denials of wrongdoing.

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The biggest groups on the right include American Crossroads and its sister nonprofit group, Crossroads GPS, which together plan to spend up to $70 million on Senate races and $30 million on House races in the 2012 cycle. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce might also approach $100 million in ads supportive of Republicans, officials have said, while Americans for Prosperity, the Club for Growth and others spend millions of dollars more.

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YG Action and the Congressional Leadership Fund have received $5 million each from Adelson and his wife, Miriam, plus a smattering of other corporate and PAC donations, records show. Adelson, whose family has donated at least $36 million to super PACs, has vowed to spend up to $100 million to unseat President Obama and help congressional Republicans.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/conservative-super-pacs-targeting-blue-state-democrats/2012/09/15/5ef99706-fc43-11e1-8adc-499661afe377_story.html



I guess if the Chamber of Commerce, Koch and Adelson can't buy the Presidency outright, perhaps they will try to expand their control of Congress and work to impeach him. Either the people can continue to control their government and protect Democracy or our liberties and livelihood will be subject to the whims of corporate entities.

"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini

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