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Super PACs: Gobbling up democracy?: Front & Center

Super PACs: Gobbling up democracy?: Front & Center

"A sense of dread" is how the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette prefaced the 2016 presidential campaign. Not only for flawed candidates, but because of their reliance on super political-action committees. Not everyone agrees. Super PACs, they say, shrink candidates' fundraising time and boost face time with voters. But Brent Ferguson, counsel in the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU law school, says pols' coziness with super PACs and their mega-dollars harm democracy. He discussed super PACs in the following email interview. More's online at Q: It seems most of the major presidential candidates have super PACs...