EXCLUSIVE: New super PACs could lead to corruption if state law is repealed
Think New York is a cesspool of political corruption now? Just wait until super PACs take over.
The ongoing legal bid by a Republican-backed political action committee to topple the state’s $150,000 annual contribution limit for individuals poses “a substantial risk of corruption,” an expert said this week in a Manhattan Federal Court filing.
There could be “an explosion” of huge contributions by uber-wealthy donors to new super PACs if the New York Progress and Protection PAC succeeds in repealing the cap, said Clyde Wilcox, a Georgetown University government professor.
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