SANTA FE — Democrats nationwide and in New Mexico have railed against the U.S. Supreme Court’s now infamous Citizens United decision that allows corporations and unions to spend as much money as they want in political campaigns.
Many say the rise of “super PACs” is “allowing our elections to be taken over by billionaires,” said state Rep. Mimi Stewart, D-Albuquerque.
As the June 5 primary approaches, several liberal political action committees and unions are buying advertising time over the airwaves and printing attack fliers.
But the negative campaigning isn’t targeted against Republican candidates — but against other Democrats.
The irony is not lost on some of the targets.