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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican-leaning independent groups were supposed to be a key to victory for Mitt Romney. But they ended up being among the big losers of the presidential race, spending an eye-popping $380 million on ads to oust President Barack Obama only to come up woefully short.

Unleashed by the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, which allowed wealthy individuals and corporations to spend freely to influence elections, these super political action committees and other groups played a big role in GOP victories in 2010 — only to fall down badly two years later in their first national electoral test. Republican losses from the top of the ticket on down are forcing the groups' leaders to re-examine their strategy and determine how best to spend their donors' money going forward.
See how Rove does next time he goes looking for money.

GOP groups taking stock after $380 million loss
 

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SigPro2340 said:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican-leaning independent groups were supposed to be a key to victory for Mitt Romney. But they ended up being among the big losers of the presidential race, spending an eye-popping $380 million on ads to oust President Barack Obama only to come up woefully short.

Unleashed by the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, which allowed wealthy individuals and corporations to spend freely to influence elections, these super political action committees and other groups played a big role in GOP victories in 2010 — only to fall down badly two years later in their first national electoral test. Republican losses from the top of the ticket on down are forcing the groups' leaders to re-examine their strategy and determine how best to spend their donors' money going forward.
See how Rove does next time he goes looking for money.

GOP groups taking stock after $380 million loss
Are we supposed to be impressed with the spending of a mere $380M when the past four years under bobo's rule has cost this country Trillion$$$, and no one can even begin to imagine what the next four years will cost us, our children, and our grandchildren!
If you want to impress us, give us some real figures like how much it cost the US taxpayer to have bobo and holder cover up their own parts in the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
 

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I believe that with the heavy weights lining up to run in 2016, these amounts may be dwarfed. And always the same discussions of these amounts after each election.
 

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The sad part is the "team Obama" harped on the evil rich but spent a ton of money donated by "rich" donors.

A middle class person doesn't have a chance running for a federal level office.

Same as always, Think of all the social programs that would benifit from all that spending.
 

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The sad part is the "team Obama" harped on the evil rich
Yup, and most of the politicians on the left blabbing this idiocy are... filthy rich.

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The sad part is the "team Obama" harped on the evil rich
Yup, and most of the politicians on the left blabbing this idiocy are... filthy rich.

BH
The trouble is they have an ever increasing supply of pawns looking for their hand outs.
 

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How many $30,000 a plate fundraisers did Clooney hold for O this year.

The amount of money spent to try and get elected these days is ridiculous. This also means that the only ones that get in are the ones that are with the money or have the money themselves.

The hypocrisy is that they villify the 1% yet will show up at their house for some money. An the pawns can;t see this.
 

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Everybody thinks these guys are just against raising taxes as a matter of principle, and they believe what they say. What they are really voting on is raising their own taxes. Conflict of interest here, yes I think so!! Again, follow the money trail and see who is feathering their own nest!!
 
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