With the November general election coming, Iowa's airwaves are already filled – or cluttered, depending on your point of view – with political ads.
Some contain messages approved by the candidate, others are paid for by special interest groups, which as a result of U.S Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling in 2010, can advocate for and against candidates and issues without restrictions on the amount of money spent.
For example, as of Aug. 14, Crossroads GPS – the powerful political action committee advised by Karl Rove – and Americans for Prosperity have poured almost $60 million into TV ads to influence the presidential race so far, outgunning all super PACs put together, the nonprofit public interest journalism group ProPublica reported.
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