Big Money and Secret Money in the 2012 Campaign

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It's a game-changing year in the election business. This is the first presidential campaign season operating under new rules about donations, which allow unlimited funds to flow in from corporations, unions and individuals. It's being called "dark" money, because much of it remains anonymous. Throw in all the costs related to this year's elections, both presidential and congressional, and some observers are putting the price tag at between six and twelve billion dollars. Whatever happened to campaign finance reform?

Credits

Guests:
Kenneth Vogel - New York Times - @kenvogel, Bob Biersack - Center for Responsive Politics - @OpenSecretsDC, David Keating - Club for Growth - @campaignfreedom, Elizabeth Wilner - Kantar Media - @CMAGAdFacts

Host:
Sara Terry

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis, Anna Scott