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The Dark Money Universe
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  • Conservative
  • Liberal
  • 501(c) Groups
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  • >$5 Million
  • <$5 Million

Follow the Dark Money

If Citizens United was the Big Bang of a new era of money in politics, here's the universe it formed: rapidly expanding super-PACs and nebulous 501(c) groups exerting their gravitational pull on the 2012 election. Groups' sizes in the chart below are based on their last reported revenues (if disclosed). This data is live—come back for regular updates.

By Gavin Aronsen, Ben Breedlove, E.J. Fox, Dave Gilson, and Tasneem Raja