Super PACs have no limits on what they can raise from individuals, corporations or labor unions. Here is a look at wealthy individuals who have contributed at least $1 million to the major "super" political action committees.
Are you a bit confused about super PACS, those new political operations that have somehow taken over the U.S. election process? Well, in the spirit of Schoolhouse Rocks, ProPublica brings you "Oh, Super PACs," a 1970s-style video that answer all your questions.
We've profiled two mega-wealthy benefactors behind GOP candidates for president: Sheldon Adelson, who bankrolls Newt Gingrich's super PAC, and Foster Friess, whose millions support Rick Santorum. Now we turn our attention to Frank L. VanderSloot, the billionaire backing Mitt Romney.
To run for president in this election cycle, it seems, you must have the backing of a super PAC, often heavily supported by a single super-wealthy benefactor. We've all learned lately about Newt Gingrich's billionaire sugar daddy Sheldon Adelson. Now it's time to meet Rick Santorum's No. 1 fan, Foster S. Friess.