Over the weekend, Legal Center President Trevor Potter appeared on Moyers & Company and dissected the funding and the takeaways from the most expensive election in American history. In his interview with host Bill Moyers, Potter puts to bed the myth that the Supreme Court’s disastrous Citizens United decision really didn’t make much difference and the record spending it helped unleash really didn’t matter.
“Super PACs just upped the ante,” Potter told Moyers. “If you’re a senator and you have just been elected, or heaven forbid you’re up in two years, you’re thinking I don’t have time to worry about deficit reduction and the fiscal cliff. I have to raise tens of thousands of dollars every day to have enough money to compete with these new super PACs… And that means I need to be nice to a lot of billionaires who often want something from me in order to find the funding for my campaign.”
To watch the interview or read the transcript, click here.