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In a world of super PACs, Mitt Romney rules

Allies moved fastest to exploit new system

It seemed like just another campaign appearance - Mitt Romney taking time from the trail to address a ballroom full of well-heeled donors.

It was anything but. When Romney spoke last summer at fund-raisers for a super PAC run by three of his former top aides, it marked a turning point in his campaign and, in some ways, in the modern history of campaign finance.

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