Campaign Cash: Citizens United Becomes Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card for Corporate Criminals
If not, 2012 is going to be even uglier than last night.
But wait, there's more!
- Amie Newman of RH Reality Check reports that a last-minute mailer funded by outside group The Citizens for Responsible Spending attacked Washington state Sen. Rodney Tom, citing his pro-women's rights and pro-LGBT positions. Tom ended up losing his seat last night.
- California upheld its environmental protection law by defeating Proposition 23, despite the fact that oil companies funneled nearly $10 million to pass the measure, reports Kate Sheppard at Mother Jones.
- As Dave Gilson details for Mother Jones, outside spending worked overwhelmingly in favor of Republican candidates in key races.
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