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Obama And Romney Both Thought Money Played Too Much Of A Role In Politics

Accusations have been flung from right and left that money plays too much a role in politics after Scott Walker's victory in the Wisconsin recall election Tuesday. Liberals have argued massive out of state money played a large role in Walker's victory, while Republicans have made the same argument about Obama's large fundraising advantage in 2008. And although both candidates now embrace SuperPACs this election cycle, in the past they both railed agains the influence of money in politics.

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Romney in 1994: Money plays too much of a role in politics....I want to abolish PACs.

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Obama in 2010: Shadowy groups with innocent sounding names are influencing our elections.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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