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Money, money, money…

No, not those guys.

Yesterday, besides being the fourth of the Republican primaries, was the filing date for SuperPACs to disclose their donors (at least, those who have contributed $200 or more) to the Federal Elections Commission.

As you’ve likely heard, SuperPACs–sanctioned by the Citizens United¬†decision and can collect an unlimited amount of money from individuals, corporations (i.e., individuals), and unions (also individuals in the eye of the law) to spend in elections as long as they do not explicitly coordinate with any particular candidate–have played an outsize role this election season, turning conventional campaigning on its head. What you probably haven’t heard is the part played by the Wesleyan Media Project¬†in studying these groups.