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 [...]
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.
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.