The Washington Post weighs in on the growth of “Super Pacs,” organizations that can take unlimited funds from any source and spend them to influence elections. You can find a complete list of these Super PACs, technically called independent expenditure committees by the Federal Election Commission, here.
My colleague Ryan Sibley has followed them since one Super PAC, the League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund, spent $50,000 to run phone banks to help Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., stave off a primary challenge. Super PACs also intervened in Florida elections and have been set up by everyone from Joe the Plumber to Karl Rove.
Use the Reporting Group’s new tool, Follow the Unlimited Money to track all independent expenditures by traditional party committees, labor unions that have taken advantage of Citizens United to spend unlimited sums straight from their coffers to influence elections, and the new Super PACs.