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11:10pm

Tue November 6, 2012
It's All Politics

Post-'Citizens United' Senate Snapshot: Money Doesn't Guarantee Victory

Originally published on Wed November 7, 2012 12:17 am

Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine is joined by his wife and daughter in celebrating his Senate victory over Republican George Allen.
Mike Theiler UPI /Landov

The battle to control the Senate was a proving ground for the new Citizens United politics. Outside groups unleashed heavily funded barrages of attack ads meant to help elect candidates while letting them keep their distance from the nastiness.

In Ohio and Virginia, the tactic failed in rather dramatic ways, as Republicans backed by secretly financed ads failed to beat seemingly vulnerable Democrats.

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1:27am

Mon November 5, 2012
It's All Politics

Any Way You Describe It, 2012 Campaign Spending Is Historic

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 9:07 am

Voters participate in early voting Friday in Silver Spring, Md.
Alex Wong Getty Images

As relentlessly as the candidates have courted voters, they've also shown their love to donors.

A report by the Center for Responsive Politics places the total cost of the 2012 elections at an estimated $6 billion, which would make it the most expensive election in U.S. history

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4:46pm

Mon October 15, 2012

7:24am

Mon October 8, 2012
Politics

Who Are The Power Players In Colorado's Political Funding?

401kcalculator.org Flickr - Creative Commons

Corporations and billionaires – and their extravagant contributions to the presidential campaigns – have drawn the most national attention this year in terms of campaign financing. But in Colorado it is the same handful of wealthy Democrats and the labor unions continuing to play a steady hand.

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5:58am

Fri September 28, 2012
Politics

Amendment 65: A Non-Binding Retort To Citizens United

Screencap of the website of Coloradans Get Big Money Out of Politics, one of three groups spearheading Amendment 65
Coloradans Get Big Money Out of Politics

Colorado Amendment 65 is a non-binding referendum that encourages the state’s U.S. representatives and senators to support a U.S. constitutional amendment limiting campaign contributions and spending.

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