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2016 Will Be a Test for Super PACs


2016 Will Be a Test for Super PACs

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

What do Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have in common? Pause for requisite awful hair joke. No really. From a campaign finance perspective, they have one distinctive thing in common: they have no Super PACs propping up their candidacies.


"But back to Sanders and Trump. They appear to be taking two different paths to avoid needing Super PACs for their campaigns. Trump appears to be floating along on an endless supply of free media including extensive coverage of his campaign rallies, press conferences and TV appearances. With all of this free coverage, Trump doesn’t have to pay for TV time to get his views to voters the way other candidates do."

Few posters on this site appear to understand what all this free media represents strategically.