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NPR's Elizabeth Arnold reports that many candidates and the political parties are concerned about the growing number of interest groups spending large amounts of money to influence campaigns. They're concerned that the agendas of these groups differ greatly from those of the candidates and the voters in particular states or districts. But because these groups can buy many campaign ads, they often set the tone of the debate. We look at how the issue is playing out in Illinois, which holds a primary next week.

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