REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - Businessman David Koch arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York May 5, 2014.

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Can Billionaires Buy Elections?

January 27, 2015, Darrell M. West

The recent news that Charles and David Koch and their network of conservative activists plan to spend $889 million on the 2016 elections has sent shockwaves throughout the political landscape. In this post, Darrell West reflects on the shifting influence of money in politics. 

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