Campaigns and Super PACs are raising billions of dollars to win over voters. A large chunk of that money ends up in the pockets of local broadcasters who are selling off the airwaves to place political ads. And way too many of these ads are dishonest.
Karl Rove's web of influence and his relationships with wealthy benefactors have enabled him to play a commanding under-the-radar role as king of the super PACs and de facto party boss of the Republican Party.
The Republican Super PACs have millions of dollars to spend, not to save. Watch for their hard-nosed decisions after the first Presidential debate to flood even more money into the competitive small-state Senate races.