Big lessons learned on campaign finance dollars

Posted on September 6, 2022

Daily News / September 6, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court’s disastrous 2010 Citizens United decision has unleashed a flood of special interest money into our political campaigns. Just 100 wealthy individuals were responsible for 1 out of every 10 dollars spent in the 2020 elections. This year, candidates in close races for Congress are raising $9,100 per day. In Senate races, it’s more than $19,000 per day. Spending in the 2022 congressional midterms is on pace for a record $9 billion, surpassing even what was spent during the 2020 presidential election. It’s easy to see why voters don’t believe that their interests come first in Washington.

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