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Florida Senator Marco Rubio has one; Texas Senator Ted Cruz has one; even former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, considered a long-shot for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, has a billionaire in his corner. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has two.

Campaign finance watchdog groups fear heavy spending by these ultrarich Americans will warp the election — already expected to be the most money-soaked in history. The idea that billionaires can buy elections has taken root in the public imagination.

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