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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Shock report: Liberal groups spent more on state elections in 2012 than conservatives -- By Alex Pappas, The Daily Caller

Shock report: Liberal groups spent more on state elections in 2012 than conservativesDo you think the Koch brothers and other super-rich conservatives are the ones spending more money than anyone else to influence elections in states across the country?

You’re wrong.

A new study by a non-profit investigative journalism outfit says unions and liberal groups are actually the ones dumping the most dough into elections through third party groups.

The nonprofit Center for Public Integrity — funded in part by the liberal billionaire George Soros — did an analysis of spending since the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision. That case opened up the ability of outside groups to spend freely on elections.

What the report found: in 2012, outside nonprofits and super PACs spent at least $209 million on state elections, but pro-Democratic Party groups outspent their Republican counterpoints by about $8 million.

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