Agence France-Presse: Money Already Paving the Way to 2016 White House


Strict regulations adopted in the 1970s -- and again in 2002 after corruption scandals in the 1990s -- have rapidly eroded, said Paul Ryan, an election finance expert at The Campaign Legal Center, which exposes campaign finance abuse.

"The candidate contribution limit that has been on the books for decades, which in this cycle is $2,700 per donor, will largely be rendered meaningless," he told AFP.

"Post-2010, we really see a re-creation of the corrupting, unlimited money in politics that we had in the late 1990s" and earlier.

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