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As a child growing up in America we always knew that every four years there would be an election for the president of the United States.I can truthfully say that it was not a very big concern of mine.I guess politics, healthcare and social position did'nt hold much vaule for me at the time.

When I got a bit older my concerns grew so did my views on the whole election.I began to realize that different candidates had different views on how the country should be ran, and that these candidates were backed by different parties or groups of people that supported those same views.

These parties were the Democrats and the Republicans. Around the same time that I had learned about these parties I had also began to notice these very hateful commericals on television and also on the radio.What these commericals and or ads did were denounce the credibilty and the good name of the opposing candidates. They were simply called negitive campaigns.

These campaigns attacked the very soul of a person.Weather the information true or not these campaigns left a bad taste in the mouth of any supporter. They were so personal that they could ruin a candidates good word amongst peers, marriage, financial standings just to name a few. And at the end of all these ads you will see or hear "THIS MESSAGE WAS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FRIENDS OF__________". But I never knew who these friends were. Who are these friends?

Well for the year 2012 I did some research and found out who these friends are! These friends are individuals who are part of super Pacs and boy do they dish out the dough for their respected candidates cause or party. Lets check out the top 12 super Pac donors and what they have donated.(Pac: A Political Action Committee that can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money to support a candidate)

HAROLD SIMMONS: $11.2M

SHELDON and MIRIAM ADELSON: $10M

BOB PERRY:$1M

PETER THIEL:$2.6M

JON HUNTSMAN Sr.:$2.2M

A. JERRY PERENCHIO:$2M

JERRY KATZENBERG:$2M

JULIAN ROBERTSON:$1.25M

FOSTER FRIESS:$1.15M

ROBERT MERCER:$1.1M

ROBERT ROWLING: $1M

These are the guys that get the ball rolling for the candidates. I often hear that you can not win the election for the President of the United States without money. Money, money, money!The men that I have just mentioned in this article are just the top 12 donors not allof them.This is big business there are people that their only job is to raise money for a particlar candiates campaign and thats all. Political money is big money.


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I vote for campaign reform. Thanks for the article.

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