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|The 2010 Supreme Court Citizens United decision has meant that money itself -- not policy -- not likeability -- not experience -- not insider status -- not outsider status -- is having a profound impact on who can stay in the presidential race. Come next December, Time Magazine's person of the year might just be -- not the protester -- but the super political action committee, or super PAC. The cover will show a group of masked, anonymous donors who invested in the race for president, and won.
Citizens United and the D.C. Court decision called SpeechNow led to the creation of the super PAC, a legal entity that "may raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, associations and individuals, then spend unlimited sums to overtly advocate for or against political candidates" according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
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