The Buying of the Presidency

Dark Money Surge: Conservatives Buoyed by Historic Flood of Contributions – contributors

By Sarah Lazare, staff writer | ( – –

A new report from Center for Responsive Politics finds single-candidate groups have spent $16.2 million total so far—- over 55 times levels seen in 2012—- and conservatives disproportionately benefit.

Political spending by outside groups seeking to the influence the 2016 presidential election is already dramatically out-pacing that of previous years, thanks in large part to the flood of dark money and super PAC cash in support of conservative candidates, a report released Monday from the Center for Responsive Politics finds.

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