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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

Wall Street Money in Politics

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Wall Street Tops Campaign Finance Charts

Both Parties Profit from Wall Street Funds

Wall Street Donors Favor Incumbents

Wall Street Targets Regulatory Committees

Source: Center for Responsive Politics analysis of campaign finance disclosures filed with the Federal Election Commission, 1990-2008