Since Citizens United, just 12 megadonors, six Democrats and six Republicans, contributed a combined $3.4 billion to federal candidates and political groups — accounting for about $1 of every $13 in federal elections.
There’s no denying it: big money plays a massive role in American politics.
In episode 29, Weston is joined by an expert in the campaign finance research field to discuss the role of megadonors in today’s elections and what these wealthy elites’ influence could mean for our political system and democracy going forward.
Listeners will hear from:
- Sheila Krumholz, Executive Director at OpenSecrets.org
Check out the latest Swamp Stories episode: “The Power of Megadonors”