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Election Mail Helps USPS Revenues
The 2012 election is proving to be a savior of sorts for the United States Postal Service--at least temporarily. The USPS has enough cash to avoid bankruptcy this month, thanks in part to political junk mail and super PACs paying top postage rates.
Candidates and special interest groups across the U.S. are mailing out more fliers and postcards in 2012 than in previous elections.
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, spending in August topped $28 million--$1 million more than the entire 2008 election cycle.
The extra money the postal service is seeing isn't enough to save it, but is enough to get it past an October cash crunch.