Democracy Now! speak with Mother Jones reporter Andy Kroll about how Mitt Romney "got his money's worth" in New Hampshire’s Republican primary, winning about 40 percent of voter support, almost double that of his closest challenger, Rep. Ron Paul. Kroll says the victory demonstrates how one of the key stories in this campaign has been the rise of Super PACs — the independent political action committees that can now raise and spend unlimited amounts of money since the Supreme Court’s 2010 "Citizens United" ruling. "This outside money, especially for the pro-Romney folks, has been a way to knock [his challengers] out at the knees and solidify governor Romney's spot on the top. And it’s something that his campaign cannot do and really does not want to do," Kroll says. "They don’t have to worry about being so negative, because they have this outside dark money group to do it."

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