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In the wake of stunning election returns, it seems that everything is on the table. Everything, that is, except perhaps campaign finance reform. Treated as an afterthought during a grueling 18-month campaign, the issue of money in politics is likely to gain more traction at the state and local level than in the nation’s capital.
Wall Street Firms Managing Pension Money Spend Millions To Support Governors, Despite Pay-To-Play Rule
Photo credit: Ethan Miller, Getty Images News October 19, 2016 - Across three debates spanning four-and-a-half hours, Clinton and Trump have spent a grand total of one minute and 25 seconds on a subject that an overwhelming number of Americans consider to be a major threat to the nation’s democratic traditions.
The fact that political candidates are closely coordinating with friendly Super PACs – making a mockery of a central tenet of the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision – is one of the biggest open secrets in Washington. Newly disclosed hacked campaign documents published by WikiLeaks and a hacker who calls himself Guccifer 2.0 reveal in stark terms how Hillary Clinton’s staffers made Super PACs an integral part of her presidential campaign.
Screenshot of television ad paid for by Club For GrowthAugust 17, 2016 -“Dark money” groups were more likely to pay for attack ads than other political organizations during the presidential primary season, a MapLight analysis has found. Attack ads accounted for about 70 percent of the airings paid for by politically active nonprofits, according to the analysis of television ads identified as positive or negative. By comparison, fewer than 20 percent of airings paid for by all political groups were critical in tone.