Wednesday, January 18, 2012

6.5 million spent in S.C. by PACs to influence your vote

By Al Shaw and Kim Barker, ProPublica





Two federal court rulings in 2010 paved the way for the ascent of “super PACs,” political action committees that can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money on political races, as long as they don’t coordinate with a specific candidate. And so far, they’re spending heavily on the Republican race. This app, part of our long-term investigation into "dark money," keeps track of where super PACs are spending their cash to influence the presidential race.



Top Spenders in S.C.











CommitteeAmount Spent








Winning Our Future$2,752,908








OPPOSING    Mitt Romney$2,752,908 (100%)








Restore Our Future, Inc.$1,992,186
















OPPOSING    Newt Gingrich$1,681,617 (84%)
OPPOSING    Richard J. Santorum$209,032 (10%)
SUPPORTING    Mitt Romney$101,537 (5%)








Red White And Blue Fund$950,842








SUPPORTING    Richard J. Santorum$950,842 (100%)








Citizens for a Working America PAC$455,000








SUPPORTING    Mitt Romney$455,000 (100%)








Santa Rita SuperPAC$317,541








SUPPORTING    Ron Paul$317,541 (100%)








Priorities USA Action$96,555








OPPOSING    Mitt Romney$96,555 (100%)








Revolution PAC$39,406








SUPPORTING    Ron Paul$39,406 (100%)








Americans For a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Inc.$36,600












SUPPORTING    Herman Cain$15,000 (41%)
OPPOSING    Mitt Romney$21,600 (59%)








Strong America Now Super PAC$14,200








SUPPORTING    Newt Gingrich$14,200 (100%)

1 comment:

  1. What is the problem with conservatives in SC that they would give a supposedly Christian man a standing ovation for openly admitting he's a serial adulterer? What is wrong with you people down there?

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