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|Some activists are fighting Super PAC fire with fire.
A number of campaign finance watchdogs have created political action committees aimed at reducing the influence of money on elections, reports Roll Call's Eliza Newlin Carney.
Influenced by comedian Stephen Colbert, some have adopted humorous names: America's Super PAC for the Permanent Elimination of America's Super PACs, Citizens Against Super PACs and No Dirty Money Elections.
Take CREEP, a super PAC set up by Georgetown University graduate student Robert Lucas. The name is a tongue-in-cheek reference the Nixon-era Committee for the Re-Election of the President, which organized the Watergate break-ins 40 years ago.
But Lucas, 23, has a high-minded goal of "raising voices, not dollars," as he put it and is pushing for both public financing of campaigns and tax code reforms that would pull back the curtain ...