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Tom Coburn

Mystery money pays for pro-Republican television ads

Opportunity News Media wants you to know it's OK to be a Republican, and it is spending $3 million to say so in the presidential battleground states of Ohio and Colorado. Where that money comes from is anybody's guess. The television ads serve as coming attractions of a sort for the 2016 campaign, for which politically minded donors have already given half a billion dollars to candidates and outside groups eager to back them. All that money ensures television viewers will be inundated by commercials good, bad and confusing. Add in campaign finance regulations that are still evolving in the wake of the landmark Supreme Court decision known as Citizens United, and it's easier...

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