Politics & Government

January 21, 2010

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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