Infographic: Dark money in US politics

Most people understand that there is a problem with money in politics in the United States. Politicians spend countless hours fundraising instead of doing their elected jobs, lobbyists and corporations get special treatment over voters, and a few eccentric billionaires can buy politicians and elections in a way that seems…well undemocratic. The wonderful folks over at the Center for Responsive Politics have been working hard to make sure that someone is paying attention to where the glut of political money comes from and which politicians are accepting it. They’ve just released an interesting infographic that talks about Dark Money (money that’s used to influence voters where the source is unknown) and where it comes from. The infographic and more information on Dark Money can be found here.

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  • Willy Kessler

    Jane Mayer’s new book, Dark Money, is a comprehensive treatment of the development of the dark money networks and its deployment. It’s highly readable and definitely worth reading.

  • Arthur Lieber

    Once again I agree with Willy. So much about who the Koch Brothers are and what it’s like to get in their “club.”