Professor of Government Anthony Corrado was quoted in a Bloomberg Politics article on campaign finance and potential presidential candidates receiving money from outside groups that have no legal limits on contributions. The article asserts that this phenomenon is a “culmination of what Barack Obama started as a candidate in 2008, and continued in 2012.” By 2012 both Obama and Mitt Romney were aided by nonprofits, which don’t have to report donors, or super PACs, which can raise funds in unlimited amounts. This year, new organizations are being created before politicians officially announce their candidacies. “The system did not want potential candidates raising contributions of hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars,” said Corrado. “But that’s what is taking place under this ruse that they haven’t decided whether or not to run for president.”