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Major election spenders to remain secret until after first votes
Major election spenders to remain secret until after first votes

Voters in the early presidential nominating states will soon be bombarded with millions of dollars in advertising from independent political organizations whose donors can remain secret until after the first five primaries and caucuses are held. That is the unintended result of decisions in recent days by state Republican officials to move up several key early contests, putting them ahead of the Jan. 31 financial disclosure deadline for super-sized fundraising committees. The new committees, known as "super PACS," are changing the nature of political races by allowing wealthy corporations and individuals to contribute unlimited sums to support a favored candidate, as long as they...

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