Super PACs And The 2012 Presidential Election

Super PACs And The 2012 Presidential Election

Super PACs supporting presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney are projected to outraise pro-Obama groups by about eight-to-one. How super PACs could decide this year's presidential election.

Super PACs have been called the wild card in this years presidential election. Following the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision on Citizens United these groups are allowed to accept unlimited donations and advocate for and against specific candidates. By November 2012 super PACs aligned with Governor Mitt Romney estimate they will have raised about $800 million dollars, about eight times what the pro-Obama super PAC hopes to bring in. Please join us for a conversation on super PACs and their role in the 2012 presidential race.

Guests

Jonathan Collegio

communications director, American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS

Robert Draper

freelance writer, a correspondent for GQ and a contributor to The New York Times Magazine

Bill Burton

a founder and senior strategist for Priorities USA Action and
former deputy press secretary at the Obama White House

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