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The Three Rivers of Money in Politics

Kristen Eastlick appeared on Freedom and Prosperity Radio with Joe Thomas


CRC’s Kristen Eastlick appeared on Freedom and Prosperity Radio with Joe Thomas to discuss money in politics. As Eastlick details, private money in politics flows through three rivers: money given directly to candidates ($5 billion); soft money, sometimes called “dark money” ($133 million); and charitable giving to public policy groups ($20 billion). Much of the third river has been directed into get-out-the-vote efforts targeting largely Democratic populations. This along with vote by mail and efforts to loosen voter requirements have likely altered election outcomes.

 

Kristen Eastlick

As Senior Vice President, Kristen is responsible for CRC’s publications, special projects, and the promotion of the organization’s research and communications efforts. Prior to joining the CRC team, she spent…
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