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Hamilton

“We already pay for congressional campaigns, we just label it ‘the national debt.’ Interests that donate to campaigns often get what they want from legislation, and we all pay for that; by comparison, public financing seems like a bargain.”

- Lee Hamilton
Former Congressman from Indiana
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