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The Facts


“If there is one lesson to be drawn from the recent Supreme Court ruling, it is that politicians’ longstanding reliance on private contributions undermines competition and the free market principles that made our country great.”

- Frank Carlucci
Former Secretary of Defenese
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