Without Limits, Will Campaign Contributions Dominate Politics?

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There’s just nine weeks left before the mid-term elections—and there’s more money than ever for Senate and House campaigns. In April, Alabama businessman Shaun McCutcheon gave his name to a US Supreme Court decision to eliminate legal restrictions on how much an individual can give in total to candidates and committees. McCutcheon says it’s great to have more money in politics—putting it this way: “we’re just spreading speech.” What’s the likely impact of more money in politics—this year and in years to come?

Credits

Guests:
Matea Gold - Washington Post - @mateagold, Lawrence Noble - Campaign Legal Center - @LarryNoble_DC, Bradley Smith - Center for Competitive Politics - @CommishSmith, Alex Isenstadt - reporter for Politico - @politicoalex

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Benjamin Gottlieb, Sarah Sweeney, Claire Martin