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Federal Election Commission

Million-dollar donations fuel super PACs' new dominance

Nearly 60 people have already donated at least $1 million each to independent political committees supporting Democratic and Republican presidential candidates in what promises to be the most expensive election ever. Super PACs and other outside groups raised more than $250 million during the first half of this year, according to filings with the U.S. Federal Election Commission. That amount far exceeds what was raised during the comparable period before the 2012 election and is fast approaching the $374 million spent by super PACs on the presidential campaign during the entire 2012 cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. "These groups have gotten off to a much faster...