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“Congress can’t function on the great national issues of the day under the system we’ve got. The time is now to go to voluntary public funding.”

- Alan Simpson
Former Senator from Wyoming
ACR Chair

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