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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Campaign Spending Passes Last Midterm Level

“Total spending — by candidates, political parties and special interests — has topped $3.2 billion and is likely to hit $4 billion when reports detailing last-minute donations and spending are tallied, according to a study released Wednesday by the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics. That would obliterate the record $2.85 billion spent in 2006, the last midterm elections.” (USA Today)

An indication of how powerful government is.

FEE Timely Classic
“Campaign Finance: The Symptom, Not the Problem” by John T. Wenders