The Boston Globe: Amid rise of super PACs, billionaire brothers wield clout
Under federal campaign law, super PACs and campaigns are not supposed to coordinate with each other. But the idea that super PACs are independent from campaigns means little in practice, according to Lawrence Noble, former general counsel of the Federal Election Commission and now counsel to the Campaign Legal Center, a nonprofit advocacy group.
“There is no real independence of the super PACs,” Noble said. “The super PACs have effectively destroyed the contribution limits to a campaign.”
“It further removes elections from the average person,” said Noble, the former Federal Election Commission counsel. “The super PACs have effectively destroyed the contribution limits to a campaign. Democracy is in trouble. I do think this undermines some very core principles.”
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