'Super PACs' largely funded by a wealthy few
Matea Gold, Tom Hamburger and Maloy MooreReporting from Washington and Los Angeles When it comes to big money in politics, Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons' influence has long been apparent in Texas, where he has plowed more than $1 million into Rick Perry's gubernatorial campaigns. Now Simmons has found a new outlet for his outsize political giving the explosion this election cycle of "super PACs," independent political organizations that can accept massive contributions to influence the presidential race and other federal elections. Simmons and his privately held holding company, Contran Corp., dumped $8.6 million into a series of GOP-allied super PACs last year, according to campaign finance records released late Tuesday night. That propels Simmons into the top tier of a newly minted millionaires' club super-rich individuals who are using their personal and corporate wealth to influence American politics in an unprecedented manner. Read on...
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"'Super PACs' largely funded by a wealthy few", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2012. Consulté le 02/10/2023. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/super-pacs-largely-funded-by-a-wealthy-few