“Social welfare” organizations outspent super pacs by a 3-2 margin
Stealthy political nonprofits reigned in the 2010 elections
Super PACs-Shmooper PACs, reports iWatch News’ Michael Beckel:
"While super PACs were cast as the big, bad wolves during the last election, the groups were outspent by “social welfare” organizations by a 3-2 margin, a trend that may continue amid reports that major donors are giving tens of millions of dollars to the secretive nonprofit groups."
A joint investigation by the Center for Public Integrity and the Center for Responsive Politics has found that more than 100 nonprofits organized under section 501(c)(4) of the U.S. tax code spent roughly $95 million on political expenditures in the 2010 election compared with $65 million by super PACs.
Read the joint report on iWatch News or OpenSecrets Blog.
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