Do you believe that money buys elections? Can the rich control the levers of government for the benefit of their special interests? While there’s certainly truth to the notion that money influences politics, you may be surprised by how little it accomplishes in elections, relative to many people’s preconceived notions. For example, in every one of the six federal election cycles between 2004 and 2014, the top spending outside donors lost their fights.
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