Voters choose between special-interest millionaires and billionaires

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Republican voters down South head to the polls today for the Mississippi and Alabama primaries. But voters won’t be choosing between Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich, who are all in a virtual tie with each other – instead, they’ll be choosing between special-interest millionaires and billionaires who have invested in these three guys through their SuperPACs.

Thanks to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision – the amount of outside election spending by millionaires and billionaires at this point has more than doubled this year from the last presidential election in 2008. Already fat-cat SuperPACs have spent nearly $90 million – thanks mostly to individual billionaires like Sheldon Adelson, who is single-handedly bankrolling Newt Gingrich’s campaign, and Foster Friess, who is Rick Santorum’s Daddy Warbucks. And it’s Republicans who are relying most on the outside corporate cash.

Of the top 20 SuperPAC donors we know about so far – 17 of them are Republican donors – only 3 are Democrats. 70% of Americans now want to outlaw SuperPACs, which were created by 5 right-wing unelected justices on the Supreme Court. And because the Supreme Court caused this, it's going to take a Constitutional Amendment to fix it. Go to and Free to get involved.

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Dec. 29, 2009 10:59 am

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