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“We already pay for congressional campaigns, we just label it ‘the national debt.’ Interests that donate to campaigns often get what they want from legislation, and we all pay for that; by comparison, public financing seems like a bargain.”

- Lee Hamilton
Former Congressman from Indiana
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