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Whitman

“The real problem in Washington today is there’s too much money in the political process. We need to go to public financing of elections.”

“At less than $1 billion per year for all congressional elections, a Fair Elections program could prove the best investment ever made with public money given the $87 billion in annual corporate welfare subsidies to major contributors.”

- Christine Todd Whitman
Former Governor of New Jersey
ACR Advisory Board Member

Wall Street Money in Politics

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Wall Street Tops Campaign Finance Charts

Both Parties Profit from Wall Street Funds

Wall Street Donors Favor Incumbents

Wall Street Targets Regulatory Committees

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