Thu, Sep 27, 2012 -- 2:00 AM
Are Super PACs Transforming American Politics?Audio currently not available for this program.
The product of two court decisions, Citizens United and SpeechNow.org v. FEC, super PAC spending is on course to make 2012 the most expensive presidential election in history. These super-charged political action committees may spend and receive unlimited amounts of money from individuals, corporations or unions to advocate for political candidates -- as long as they are independent of the candidates' campaigns. Are our elections being bought by the wealthy few, or has democracy been enhanced by increased political speech?