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How ‘Citizens United’ Is Helping Clinton Win Presidency

Hillary Clinton has railed against the so-called “dark money” that has influenced presidential politics since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, but a Center for Public Integrity investigation reveals that despite her statements, millions of dollars from unions and corporations have poured into a network of political organizations supporting the Democratic front-runner.  In fact, three super PACs…

Hillary Clinton has railed against the so-called “dark money” that has influenced presidential politics since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, but a Center for Public Integrity investigation reveals that despite her statements, millions of dollars from unions and corporations have poured into a network of political organizations supporting the Democratic front-runner. 

In fact, three super PACs exist almost exclusively to strengthen Clinton’s presidential bid, the investigation shows. Priorities USA Action has already spent millions helping Clinton clinch the nomination, while Ready PAC organizes and collects information from grassroots supporters. And there’s Correct the Record, acting as a  political SWAT unit attacking those who go after Clinton, the Center for Public Integrity reported. 

A fourth super PAC, American Bridge 21st Century PAC, aids Democratic candidates by conducting opposition research. These four super PACs have raised a total of $86 million, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis of the most recent filings made with federal regulators.

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