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Winning Candidates Enjoyed Advantage in Unregulated Third-Party Spending in 58 of 74 Party-Shifting Contests

November 3, 2010 - Of 74 contests in which power changed hands in Tuesday’s congressional elections, independent groups engaging in a spree of secretive, corporate- and wealthy- individual-funded electioneering in the wake of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission spent predominately on behalf of the winning candidate in 58 contests, according to Public Citizen’s initial analysis. Just 14 of the losing candidates received more help than their opponents from independent groups.