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Super PACs Are the Worst

James Bopp Jr., the lawyer representing Citizens United in the Supreme Court case that brought you super PACs, admitted this week that he's not a huge fan of the anonymous groups of campaign donors. Bopp told Talking Points Memo, "I'm very hopeful and actually expect that incumbent politicians are going to look at themselves and say we are severly handicapped" compared with super PACs—since campaigns have contribution limits that super PACs don't. "It is of course possible that there would be a court decision that would effect that. But I think the more likely scenario is that members of Congress will realize they have cut their own throat," he suggested. 

February 1, 2012 2:07 PM