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Hudnut

“The only way to fundamentally change the dysfunctional dynamic of our elections is to restore ‘purchasing power’ to the American people through a voluntary public funding system.”

- Bill Hudnut
Former Congressman from Indiana
ACR Advisory Board Member

Money in Politics and the Environment

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Energy Industry Invests $3 billion in Washington

Energy Industry Outspends Environment 20:1

Energy Money Targets Regulators, Incumbents

Energy Money Follows Partisan Trends

Source: Center for Responsive Politics analysis of campaign finance disclosures filed with the Federal Election Commission, 1990-2008