We are currently watching the ramifications of this decision in the current election cycle, and as predicted, the SuperPACs prefer to channel money through outlets that do not require disclosure to the FEC. The floodgates are open and anonymous corporate, union and individual donations are pouring in. A report from The First Street Research Group showed that FEC filings show more than 430 SuperPACs registered this election cycle. In addition, the Center for Responsive Politics reports that SuperPACs spent over $100M so far in this election cycle on advertising. SuperPAC’s are heavily influencing this election cycle, yet the donors remain anonymous.
Stesney is a political intelligence industry expert. He is an Analyst for the First Street Research Group, the group reviews, investigates and analyzes the data of First Street and the lobbying industry to publish exclusive reports and analysis focused on the political intelligence industry.