Issues 2016: Are Billionaires Buying Elections?

Manhattan Institute


Published on May 18, 2016

The largest slice of the “big money” in U.S. politics comes from organized labor, not from billionaires like the Koch brothers. In recent years, despite declining membership, organized labor has increased its political spending on elections and lobbying; while there is now far more money flowing into U.S. political campaigns, it is unclear if any group has gained a sizable advantage.

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