When It Comes to LA Elections, Follow the (Outside) Money

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In the Citizens United ruling, the US Supreme Court eliminated restrictions on how much outside groups can spend on political campaigns. We've talked about the impact on federal and state elections, but local elections are affected too. That's brought some big money into Los Angeles, as KCRW's Saul Gonzalez reports.

Saul spoke with Los Angeles political consultant John Shallman and Jessica Levinson, a professor of election law and vice president of the City of Los Angeles Ethics Commission.

Credits

Guest:
Saul Gonzalez - reporter for KCRW. Host, 'There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles' - @SaulKCRW

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Benjamin Gottlieb, Andrea Brody