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Campaign Finance 2012: Where Your Money Can Go

Recent court cases have changed the rules about money in federal politics, but there still are rules. Here's a snapshot of donors and fundraising recipients across the political spectrum — ranging from the candidates themselves to the new superPACs to different categories of 501(c) tax-exempt, nonprofit groups. It shows how much money can be donated, how that money can be spent and when donor names can be kept secret.

Graph explaining who can donate to various political groups, how much, and disclosure rules.


* A so-called hybrid PAC is essentially a superPAC and a regular PAC under a single roof, using separate accounts

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