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Are voters choosing candidates -- or special interest groups?

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It looks like Mitt Romney is back on top in the Republican primary race. But whether voters in the sunshine state realize it or not - they aren't choosing candidates. They aren't choosing Mitt Romney - or Newt Gingrich - or Rick Santorum. They aren't even choosing people. Tonight - voters in Florida - just like they did in South Carolina - in New Hampshire - and Iowa are - choosing between special interest groups. Not candidates - but special interest groups. This is what Citizens United has done to our democracy - to our elections. We no longer have candidates running for office - we have INTEREST GROUPS promoting the candidates they own running for office. Interest groups like Wall Street - like Big Oil - like for-profit health insurers that all have the power to buy our elections now thanks to the Supreme Court. So given that - who REALLY won Florida tonight? Let's look at the numbers...