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Trevor Potter Comments on the Impact of Wealthy Contributors to "Candidate SuperPacs"

April 10, 2015, The New York Times
Caplin & Drysdale's Trevor Potter spoke with The New York Times concerning the emergence of Robert Mercer — a Wall Street hedge-fund magnate who started at IBM — as a key bankroller for the 2016 presidential campaign of Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz.  Wealthy, lesser known campaign contributors could have a profound impact on an election and potentially the country.  For the full story, please visit The New York Times' website.

Excerpt taken from the article.

The emergence of rich and relatively low-profile donors like Mr. Mercer could single-handedly jump-start a presidential campaign, said Trevor Potter, a campaign finance lawyer who served as a Republican member of the Federal Election Commission.

"It just takes a random billionaire to change a race and maybe change the country," Mr. Potter said. "That's what's so radically different now."

 

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