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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

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