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Campaign finance panel who’s who

The 2012 election cycle cost an estimated $6 billion was spent — nearly double what was spent in 2000 according to the Center for Responsive Politics.¬†Of course the huge increase in campaign spending follows the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling. That 5-4 decision, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, said restrictions on independent spending by [...]


Tuesday by the numbers

Knowing that this past Tuesday may end up being the priciest day of the entire midterm campaign, we highlighted some of the most noteworthy disclosures.


  Peter Stone on the influence of money in this year’s campaign

Need to Know’s Jon Meacham interviews Peter Stone of the non-partisan Center for Public Integrity on the influence of money and corporations in this year’s midterm elections.


The shadow campaign: Big money in this year’s midterm elections

Need to Know examines changes in the campaign finance laws that are resulting in floods of corporate money flowing to campaigns — without knowing exactly where it’s coming from.

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