friendship, Bill Clinton
quotes with the word "pacs"
I wish the campaign hadn't started as early as it did, and I wish it wasn't as negative, but you have to remember the other side started that . . . It wasn't Congressman Cotton's campaign it was actually the Super PACs. They started running negative attack ads 20 months ago.
Money, celebrity, and schtick will matter . . . And having billionaire friends who can fund Super PACs is probably key, too.
That's exactly what I want to fight against . . . You know I am investing in my own race and that means that I don't have to take a penny from corporate PACs, from big oil, from big banks and Wall Street. And you know, no matter how personally honest you may be, no matter how well-intentioned you are, you know that those corporate PAC contributions come with strings attached.
Politics for me is the most obvious area [to be disrupted by the Web] . . . Campaigns themselves, and all forms of special interest groups and PACs are driven by huge amounts of cash. If you're a PAC you're spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to mobilize single-issue voters. Taking money out of politics with campaigns is possible through social media. Like with all of these other groups, they're spending a fortune basically for maintaining a mailing list, and that can be done basically for free using online tools. There's huge potential for disruption.
The Democrats have the ultimate super PACs: they're called the mainstream media.
I'm running for president, because as I go around this nation, I talk to a lot of people. And what I hear is people's concern that the economy we have is a rigged economy. People are working longer hours for lower wages, and almost all of the new income and wealth goes to the top one percent. And then on top of that, we've got a corrupt campaign finance system in which millionaires and billionaires are pouring huge sums of money into super PACS heavily influencing the political process . . . Our government belongs to all of us, and not just the hand full of billionaires.
Dear Friend . . . I literally have no time to explain. ... The longest-serving Republican career politician in the nation and his politically connected family is coordinating with establishment politicians and super PACs to lead an 11th-hour attack against us and sink our campaign.
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