SuperPacs in the 2012 Election

Bill Burton and Trevor Potter spoke about the influence of super political action committees (SuperPACs) in the 2012 election. Trevor… read more

Bill Burton and Trevor Potter spoke about the influence of super political action committees (SuperPACs) in the 2012 election. Trevor Potter, general counsel for Senator McCain’s 2000 and 2008 presidential campaigns, said SuperPACs could play a damaging role in politics, and that without reform, all candidates would have their own SuperPACs. Bill Burton, senior strategist for Priorities USA, a SuperPAC supporting President Obama, supported its ad attacking Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital, saying that it brought attention to an important issue in the election. They were interviewed by James Bennet.

The program was opened by a video clip of Trevor Potter on “The Colbert Report” as Stephen Colbert transferred his SuperPAC to Jon Stewart.

This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum.*held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 16, 2012
Last Aired:
Nov 20, 2012

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  • Nov 16, 2012 | 3:27am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 16, 2012 | 5:39pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 17, 2012 | 12:10am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 17, 2012 | 4:51am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 19, 2012 | 8:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 20, 2012 | 1:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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