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2016's must-have presidential campaign tool: super PACs

WASHINGTON In the 2012 presidential campaign, super political action committees were helpful, but not required. Four years later, they are crucial. The organizations, which can collect unlimited amounts of money, formed earlier this time around. They are raising tens of millions of dollars, more money than ever before. And they are bankrolling what used to be considered traditional campaign activities, such as field organizing, voter turnout and direct mail. The Stand for Principle PAC printed and distributed Ted Cruz T-shirts before the Texas Republican senator launched his campaign in March. A large group of activists, many paid by Generation Forward, a super PAC supporting former...

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