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Super-PACs? Weren't Obama and Democrats AGAINST super-PACs?

Then again, when Obama tells Dems he isn't into the whole redistribution of campaign funds, it becomes every politician for themselves, eh?  

 

Congressional Democrats who publicly proclaimed that super PACs are the scourge of modern politics are now going all out to chase the big money that’s fueling the 2012 campaign.

With little fanfare, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and his top lieutenants are crisscrossing the country from the Southwest to the Big Apple, meeting with billionaires, high-level business executives and union leaders in a mad scramble to raise money for  Majority PAC — and perhaps save their slim Senate majority.

Their efforts are already paying dividends. Earlier this spring, Reid and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) made a quick trip to New York, where they made a pitch to billionaire hedge fund manager James Simons, who quickly turned around and cut a check on March 29 to Majority PAC for $1 million, according to campaign finance reports. That’s on top of the $500,000 Simons donated to Majority PAC last year, making him the biggest donor to the group so far.

Reid, Schumer and Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) have recently attended Majority PAC fundraisers in New York, Chicago, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Washington and Dallas, according to Democratic sources. But the efforts have been made quietly, and their offices have been generally mum on the details given the sensitivity of the issue.

 

Funny how they LOUDLY scold republicans for Super-PACS while they QUIETLY attend Super-PAC fundraisers.

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 10:18 AM on May. 17, 2012 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Yes, but to be fair, that was before they were for them.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 10:22 AM on May. 17, 2012

  • Yep
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 10:23 AM on May. 17, 2012

  • Actually, they announced that they were embracing Super PAC funding back in February: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57372630-503544/obama-campaign-throws-support-to-obama-super-pac/

    What the outrage has been over has been the disparity in funds -- GOP supporting PACs have at least $500 Million, while Democratic PACs have something close to like $5 million.
    ericita22

    Answer by ericita22 at 8:01 PM on May. 17, 2012

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