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History and Status of '527' Groups in Politics

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History and Status of '527' Groups in Politics

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History and Status of '527' Groups in Politics

History and Status of '527' Groups in Politics

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NPR's Robert Siegel talks with John Green, political scientist and director of the Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron, about "527" groups. They've been a powerful and wealthy force in the presidential campaign so far, despite the fact that the soft money they thrive on was to be outlawed by the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform in 2002.

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