Money and Influence on Capitol Hill

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Supreme Court decisions have unleashed a tide of corporate and special-interest spending that is setting records for mid-term election campaigns. Conservatives and liberals are both using new rules to raise buckets of money, but Republicans are getting three times more than Democrats are. For the most part, it's perfectly legal, but what's the message about the integrity of the Senate and Congress? Are contributions directly related to votes on Capitol Hill? Has the dependence on money eroded public trust in the second branch of government?

Credits

Guests:
Dave Levinthal - Center for Public Integrity - @davelevinthal, Lawrence Lessig - Harvard Law School - @lessig, David Keating - Club for Growth - @campaignfreedom, Stephen Ansolabehere - Professor of Government, Harvard University

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Andrea Brody, Katie Cooper