Democrats vs RepublicansDavid Axelrod

Thanks to a January Supreme Court ruling, corporate special interests are able to campaign ruthlessly against their mostly-Democrat opponents without publicly revealing their identities or their donors’ identities. These “stealth front groups” may be secretive, but Axelrod cites published records indicating the Republican and corporate identities behind the campaign messages. The Obama administration has fought strongly to protect Americans against corporate interests from mortgage lenders to health insurance companies, but Republicans apparently want to put special interests back in charge.

The writer is a senior adviser to President Obama.

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