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Your Fast-Track to SuperPACs on UCTV Prime: Vote

This year’s presidential election is seeing record numbers in fundraising –we’re talking over a BILLION dollars — all thanks to several recent court Supreme Court cases that have made 2012 the year of the Super PAC and potentially changed the face of the American electoral process.

The latest episode in the UCTV Prime: Vote series, “Moneybags-Who’s Funding Campaign 2012,” arrives just in time to give you all you need to know about Super PACs in just 15 minutes!

UC political scientists Bruce Cain and Thad Kousser explain the pivotal court decisions that led to the gush of independent spending on behalf of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama and why this election is on track to break all funding records and doom any potential for campaign finance reform.

Then, next week (May 15) on “Prime: Vote,” Henry E. Brady, Dean of UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, tells you why you shouldn’t hang up the next time a pollster’s phone call interrupts your dinner.