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24 billionaires behind the election, revealed

We don’t need to wait until Tuesday night to name a handful of billionaires among the winners in this midterm election. Recent court decisions removing limits on campaign activity unleashed a flood of spending by the politically inclined super-rich. 255 more words


Where's their money coming from?

Dana Point times did a bit of research on which candidates were accepting money from which donors, and as you might expect..most were sucking up to the agenda of special interests… 340 more words


Robust Lobbying Disclosure Needed to Address Advantage of the 1% of the 1%

Lisa Rosenberg,  Sunlight Foundation

In the 2012 election 28 percent of all disclosed political contributions came from just 31,385 people. 314 more words


Three Uses For Political Contributions, AKA, Blank Checks (2007)

1. Ads.

2. Rallies.

3. Anything that a politician can slip through.
Luxury auto leases, private country clubs, and
trips that are foreign-
These types of purchases appear to crop up
over and over again.


Washington's newest kingmakers

Inequality in election spending is nothing new. In the previous midterms, in 2010, the top 0.26% of donors gave 68% of all individual political contributions, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. 92 more words