PRI's To The Point: Without Limits, Will Campaign Contributions Dominate Politics?
To listen, click here. (35 MIN, 16 SEC) 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? Guests:Matea Gold, Washington PostLawrence Noble, Campaign Legal CenterBradley Smith, Center for Competitive PoliticsAlex Isenstadt, Politico