Checkbook politics

Posted on September 30th, 2010 in News and Commentary

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER:  Wealthy donors are influencing state and federal elections more than ever, while the prospects for reforming campaign-finance laws fade.

Big-money donors are exploiting a landscape without limits in Pennsylvania. Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbett and Democrat Dan Onorato are piling up unprecedented numbers of six-figure contributions.

Corbett has received a dozen donations of $100,000 or more from individuals or groups, including $280,000 from Terrence and Kim Pegula, who earned their fortune in the methane-gas industry. … (more) 

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