January 13th, 2015 |
There’s no denying it. Big money in elections is getting bigger and the increased cost of elections is fueled by a shrinking handful of America’s wealthiest individuals. There’s some good news. State-level, broad “clean elections” models are still drawing in hundreds of candidates, with Connecticut leading the way. Our analysis shows federal small dollar matching systems like the Government by the People Act could also be effective, even in the imperfect world of growing outside spending.
November 10th, 2014 |
Voters are acutely aware that wealthy interests have an increasing influence on the political process and they have a strong appetite for change, according to a new poll conducted during and immediately after Election Day by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner on behalf of campaign finance watchdog Every Voice.
July 31st, 2014 |
In an intensely anti-Washington mood, voters in top battleground states are tired of our big money campaign finance system and they will reward politicians who show leadership on solutions that empower everyday people in our politics, according to new polling released today by Democracy Corps and Every Voice.
September 12th, 2013 |
When Sen. Mitch McConnell’s attorney tells the Supreme Court in October to throw out contribution limits, he’ll be asking the Court to expand the political power of dozens of the wealthiest Americans who donate to the Kentucky senator’s campaign, according to Every Voice analysis of campaign finance data.
January 2nd, 2013 |
This report links the big trends and donors in McConnell’s enthusiastic fundraising career with his willingness to foment legislative dysfunction, which serves to increase his power and enrich his corporate donors while leaving American families to struggle. The eight cases of obstruction examined in this report span several important policies and highly competent judicial and administrative nominees. These cases are among the many instances where McConnell placed the interests of his big money donors ahead of Kentuckians and everyday families.