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Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Voters don’t know about PACs; moderators hard to find; Tea Party headaches in the Senate (read-this roundup)

PAC man Sheldon Adelson: lightening rod in political circles, but most people don’t know much about PACs. (Charles Dharapak - Associated Press)
Here’s what the Loop is reading Thursday morning:

Reality check — It would be easy to think that everyone’s fired up about Super PACs and money in politics, but it turns out that most people are blissfully unaware of these so-called burning issues. In a new poll, “forty-six percent had no opinion or didn’t know what a super PAC was” and three-quarters had heard little or nothing about the influx of money from outside groups.

Scene stealers need not apply— Finding someone to moderate presidential debates isn’t as easy as you’d think. Says one official: “It’s really important that we have moderators who know it isn’t about them.”

Herding cats — Looks like Senate Republicans might wind up with the same headaches as their House brethren when dealing with their chamber’s growing tea party wing.

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