Super-PACs: The Music Video

This video was produced by ProPublica.

Still confused about exactly what “super-PACs” are and how they’re suddenly pouring unlimited donations into presidential politics? Just sit back, relax and listen to the music as we explain:

To explore for yourself exactly where the big spenders and others are putting their money, check out the ProPublica PAC Track.

The video was produced for ProPublica by the geniuses at Explainer Music. Andrew Bean and David Holmes wrote the music and lyrics. Sharon Shattuck designed the graphics, and Krishnan Vasudevan and Sharon did the art direction and animation.

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