The Seattle Times: Super PACs Rack Up Dollars, Democracy Rings Hollow


“It’s a complete end-run around the law,” says Paul Ryan, senior counsel for the Campaign Legal Center, one of those groups still out there screaming into the wind about big money pouring into politics.

“It’s a sham what they’re doing. It’s starting out the entire campaign with a lie.”

Ryan wrote a paper on the topic titled “Testing the Waters and the Big Lie.” It’s about how most of the presidential candidates this year, not just Jeb Bush, have been raising unlimited amounts of money by insincerely pretending they aren’t running for president. ...

“It’s ridiculous, but the legal premise is that with no candidate, then the super PAC can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money,” Ryan said. ...

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