'Super PACs' Are Showing Their Power, Trevor Potter Quoted in LA Times Article

January 3, 2012, LA Times
Excerpt taken from article.

Early activity in the race for the GOP nomination heralds a transformation across the country since a Supreme Court decision lifted the limits on individual and corporate donations to independent political groups.

Super PACs are now outspending the GOP presidential candidates on ads in what could be a $6- or 7-billion election year for federal races, rendering obsolete the old system under which donations were strictly limited to candidates and party committees.

"This is a radical change," said Trevor Potter, a Republican election lawyer who advised Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in his 2008 presidential bid.

If present trends continue, the 2012 election will reverse more than a century of efforts to curb the influence of big money on politics.

To read the full article about Super PACs and their impact on the 2012 elections, click here.

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