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PAC money heavily favors incumbents

 

Pundits predict a wave of anti-incumbency — fueled by tea parties, voters’ disgust with Washington and other factors — will sweep the nation tomorrow.

That could happen in Georgia, but the folks who finance much of the political campaigning here are gambling millions of dollars that it won’t.

Political action committees, or PACs — set up to make contributions on behalf of businesses, trade associations, labor unions and other interest groups — doled out $8.4 million to Georgia candidates this year through September.

Incumbents collected the lion’s share. Read on …

 

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One Response to “PAC money heavily favors incumbents”

  1. BE says:

    nice analysis. a great argument for public financing of campaigns