Watchdog: 2012 Election Spending Should Be Alarming to Americans of Every Stripe

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Campaign finance watchdog Public Campaign released a statement in response to today’s Politico story on conservative groups planning to spend over $1 billion to buy the presidency and Congress.

From the statement by Public Campaign President & CEO Nick Nyhart: “The news that conservative groups will try to spend $1 billion to buy our democracy this year should be alarming to Americans of every political stripe. Our laws and the courts' interpretation of the Constitution has led us to the point where elections are no longer of, by, and for the people. Rather, they are the domain of the tiniest elite who think America works best when it works for them and no one else."

Read the full Public Campaign statement here.