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Group Says Vt. Needs To Update Campaign Finance Laws
Tuesday, 11/20/12
By Ross Sneyd
A group of left-leaning political activists say the Legislature needs to shed light on the operations of "super PACs" well before the next election.
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Reporters’ Roundtable: Sizing Up Election Day
Friday, 11/02/12
By Bob Kinzel
Our reporters' roundtable looks at the people and issues in all the statewide races and discusses the impact that Super PAC money has had in this campaign.
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GOP Super PAC Focusing On Down Ticket Races
Wednesday, 10/17/12
By Bob Kinzel
A Vermont based Republican Super PAC is on track to spend $1 million during the 2012 campaign and the group is putting a lot of its energy into the race for State Treasurer. The GOP Super PAC is called Vermonters First and it's bankrolled by Lenore Broughton of Burlington. The group has raised just over $684,000 for this campaign cycle and all but $900 has come from Broughton.
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Super PAC Ads Hit Statewide Races
Tuesday, 09/18/12
By Bob Kinzel
The latest campaign reports show that incumbents in Vermont's statewide races hold a strong fundraising edge over their challengers heading into the last seven weeks of the campaign. But the emergence of a new Super PAC could help even the field in some of these races.
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Will Super PACs Spend in Vermont?
Tuesday, 08/28/12
By Bob Kinzel
Both incumbent Governor Peter Shumlin and his Republican challenger Randy Brock say they would support a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court decision known as Citizens United.  And both Shumlin and Brock are also rejecting an agreement that could help keep most super PAC money out of their election.
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In Ironic Twist, Vt. Super PAC Aims To Limit Campaign Spending
Wednesday, 07/18/12
By John Dillon
A new campaign organization known as a "Super PAC" is now part of the Vermont political landscape. The creators of the newly formed "Priorities PAC" say they'll back liberal causes and candidates, as well as efforts to reduce the influence of money in campaigns.
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Super PACS Could Have Impact On Vt. Elections
Friday, 07/06/12
By Bob Kinzel
New Super PACs could play a critical role in Vermont's 2012 statewide and legislative elections - a situation that has renewed the debate over campaign finance legislation in the state.
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Welch Calls On IRS To Investigate 'Super PACs'
Friday, 03/30/12
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch is leading an effort to have the Internal Revenue Service investigate the operations of new Super PACs that have played a prominent role in this year's presidential campaign. Welch says he wants the I.R.S. to determine whether the groups are in violation of federal tax law.
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