@ Brookings Podcast: Corporate Spending in Elections

May 7, 2010

A recent Supreme Court ruling—Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission—is expected to open the floodgates for corporate spending to influence elections, removing all prior spending limits. Democrats are seeking legislation to curb the effect of that decision and require strict public disclosure of campaign expenditures, but face GOP opposition. Campaign finance expert Thomas Mann explains the issues in this week’s @ Brookings podcast.

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