Politics & Government

January 21, 2010 6:24 PM

Ruling could magnify special interests' role in U.S. politics

The Supreme Court's ruling Thursday lifting longtime limits on corporate and union campaign spending could ratchet up special-interest pressure on lawmakers dramatically and change the way campaigns are conducted. But corporations are already giving a lot: The Center for Responsive Politics reports that so far in the 2010 election cycle, business political action committees have given a total of $115.9 million, 57 percent of it to Democrats.

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