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“There’s an over-whelming cynicism of the American people in their government caused by the feeling that Congress has been corrupted by special interest money.”

- Warren Rudman
Former Senator from New Hampshire
ACR Chair

Money in Politics: Who Gives

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Less than 1% of Americans Contribute 80% of Funds

Geographic Concentration of Major Donors

Major Industries Top 2008 Contributors

Sources: Federal Election Commission, Center for Responsive Politics, Public Campaignʼs “The Color of Money” Project