Just 158 Families Contributed Half Of The Early Money For Presidential Candidates

October 11, 2015 2:23 pm

We spotted this stat today:

“Just 158 families have provided nearly half of the early money for efforts to capture the White House. Just 158 families, along with companies they own or control, contributed $176 million in the first phase of the campaign, a New York Times investigation found. Not since before Watergate have so few people and businesses provided so much early money in a campaign, most of it through channels legalized by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision five years ago. ”


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