Third Parties

Super PACs Helping Amplify Third Party Messages

The ability of super PACs to raise and spend money in support of a candidate means third party presidential candidates may play a bigger role in battleground states this year


Dark-horse presidential candidates Gary Johnson and Virgil Goode may not be household names, but with a little help from super PACs, they could peel away precious support from Republican Mitt Romney and possibly even President Barack Obama in some key state races.

The conservative Constitution Party, which seeks to "restore American jurisprudence to its Biblical foundations," has nominated Goode, a former congressman from Virginia, for president, potentially taking votes away from Romney in what has become a presidential swing state.