The Supreme Court appears ready to lift the lid on the total amount the wealthy can give directly to all candidates and political parties.
Increasingly, the money that funds election races for Congress and the presidency comes from a small sliver of the very rich, what the Sunlight Foundation called the "elite class that serves as gatekeepers of public office in the United States." The nonpartisan group has tracked how a growing share of election money comes from the top 1 percent of the wealthiest Americans.
Monday, September 23, 2013
Posted by Steve Bartin at 7:39 AM