Take Two for September 24, 2012

Super PACs bolster Congressional campaigns in San Bernardino and Ventura counties

Jill Vassilakos-Long

Sharon McNary/KPCC

Jill Vassilakos-Long of San Bernardino shows some of the many mailers sent to her home during the primary election in the 31st Congressional District.

This year's election is the first since the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 decision that allows unrestricted spending by independent groups in congressional campaigns.

In the June primary, California races saw more of this independent spending than any other state.

Much of the money, from political action committees known as Super PACs, was poured into two races in Southern California.

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