A veritable deluge of campaign ads State, National, International, posted by Maria, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Oct 18, 2010 at 11:46 pm
With the (now not-so-recent) Citizen's United Supreme Court Ruling, PAC and nonprofit organization spending has gone up 40%: Web Link
Quite a bit of this money has gone into the ads that are now flooding our mailboxes.
The biggest part of what bothers me is the fact that many of these ads are funded by third party organizations that do not have to disclose the names of their donors. Instead, you see the innocent sounding "Americans for Prosperity", "Americans United for Change" at the bottom of the paper. Growing list of groups: Web Link
I think that corporations and unions already have enough power without buying elections as well...