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Calls to Repeal Citizens' United Ruling Growing in Maine

October 16, 2012

It seems a day doesn't go by this campaign season without a mention -- or several -- of the influence of corporations and special interest groups' political spending. The non-profit, non-partisan Sunshine Foundation recently released a report that found that money from super PACS accounts for nearly 80 percent of what's being spent to influence elections this fall. It can all be traced back to the 2010 landmark Supreme Court case known as Citizens' United, which lifted longstanding prohibitions on corporate campaign spending. As Susan Sharon reports, there's a growing movement in Maine and across the country to repeal this controversial ruling.