Between 9/29/16 and 7/24/18, Comcast Corp. and NBC Universal PAC – Federal donated at least $8,500 to Congressman Matt Gaetz.
Money Politics articles on Democracy Chronicles
This Money Politics section includes news about the efforts to reduce the influence of money over the election system that has grown substantially since the Citizens United ruling. Also see our entire section on Money Politics or our articles on Political Lobbying.
“Scam PACs” funnel money to their own operatives while investing little on actual political action. The FEC wants to curb this practice.
Lobbying companies that thrived under former President Donald Trump are losing corporate clients now that Biden is in charge.
A Biden-linked political lobbyist has quintupled revenue since the 2020 election. Corporations believe such lobbyists can provide access.
We can only defeat big money by bringing small money into politics, much as the Democracy Voucher Program gives the people agency.
Democrats have out-raised Republicans in small-donor fundraising, kicking off the 2022 election cycle early – and expensively.
Since 2009, a dozen megadonors and their spouses have provided a total of $3.4 billion to federal politicians and political parties.
A plan to restructure the agency incharge of enforcing U.S. campaign finance laws has polarized Democrats and Republicans.
The Supreme Court will hear a major case on April 26 that could fundamentally worsen the infamous 2010 Citizens United ruling.
An example of big money flooding US elections is the top 100 donors to Super PACs in the 2020 elections who donated over $2billion.