Special interests have today passed a major milepost in influencing U.S. political elections. Groups have thrown more money into the 2010 midterm elections than they did during the 2004 election cycle -- when, on top of congressional contests, Republican President George W. Bush and Democrat John Kerry battled for the presidency.
We haven't yet reached the traditional start of the presidential election season, but that hasn't stopped outside groups from unleashing a torrent of advertising on the political landscape early on this election cycle. Read Post
Ideological groups, business associations and unions have set a record pace for outside spending in a midterm election cycle, according to a fresh analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics. Read Post