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Wirth

“Before Congress can truly meet the challenges of energy and climate change, unemployment, and financial regulation, it must address the perverse incentives that mire each and every one of its members in a perpetual race for private campaign funds.”

- Tim Wirth
Former Senator from Colorado
ACR Advisory Board Member

Money in Politics: Who Gives

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Less than 1% of Americans Contribute 80% of Funds

Geographic Concentration of Major Donors

Major Industries Top 2008 Contributors

Sources: Federal Election Commission, Center for Responsive Politics, Public Campaignʼs “The Color of Money” Project