1. We aired two segments on yesterday’s show. Both had to do with SuperPACs.

    Republican and Democratic SuperPACs, empowered by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, can collect unlimited contributions from individuals, corporations and unions. Trevor Potter became a celebrity when he signed on as Stephen Colbert’s lawyer and advised the satirical TV host on how to create his own SuperPAC.

    James Bopp is the lawyer who first represented Citizens United in the case that ended up in the Supreme Court, which ruled that corporations and unions could give money to political committees active in election campaigns. That decision and subsequent lower court decisions have led to SuperPACs, which allow corporations, unions and individuals to make unlimited contributions, pool them together, and use the money for political campaigns.

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  1. Tomorrow: a look at the impact of SuperPACs on the Presidential campaign
Guests:
Trevor Potter, an expert on campaign finance issues and Stephen Colbert’s advisor on his SuperPAC
James Bopp Jr., the lawyer behind the landmark Citizen’s United Supreme Court case that opened the doors to SuperPACs
(FEC Form 99 via Colbert SuperPAC) View in High-Res

    Tomorrow: a look at the impact of SuperPACs on the Presidential campaign

    Guests:

    • Trevor Potter, an expert on campaign finance issues and Stephen Colbert’s advisor on his SuperPAC
    • James Bopp Jr., the lawyer behind the landmark Citizen’s United Supreme Court case that opened the doors to SuperPACs

    (FEC Form 99 via Colbert SuperPAC)

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  1. On today’s Fresh Air, host Terry Gross talked with three journalists about the fundraising groups that have taken advantage of the Supreme Court ruling — and how their spending could affect the upcoming midterm elections.

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  1. Background reading for tomorrow: A deep-pocketed alliance with ties to top Republicans Karl Rove and Ed  Gillespie is pumping more than $4 million into key Senate races in a  single week of advertising, a crucial infusion to counter a surge in  Democratic Party spending as Election Day draws near. (Photo: Ed Gillespie, AP Photo)
More: 'Citizens' Case Opened Floodgates For PAC Money; Following The Money Behind Mystery Attack Ads

    Background reading for tomorrow: A deep-pocketed alliance with ties to top Republicans Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie is pumping more than $4 million into key Senate races in a single week of advertising, a crucial infusion to counter a surge in Democratic Party spending as Election Day draws near. (Photo: Ed Gillespie, AP Photo)

    More: 'Citizens' Case Opened Floodgates For PAC Money; Following The Money Behind Mystery Attack Ads

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  1. Tomorrow’s guests Peter Stone of The Center for Public Integrity and Ken Vogel of Politico will talk about the new world of campaign finance and the shadow GOP created in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.

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