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)