CQ Future: Money in politics

Former president Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election despite raising only half as much money as Hilary Clinton's campaign. (Kamil Krzaczynski/Getty Images)
Former president Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election despite raising only half as much money as Hilary Clinton's campaign. (Kamil Krzaczynski/Getty Images)
Posted April 16, 2021 at 8:00am

The political money game is changing. Small-donor fundraising is at an all-time high, while corporations are holding off on donating in the wake of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. What do these changes mean for political contributions, and how will they change campaigning going forward? Sheila Krumholz joins us this week to discuss the long view. She’s the director of the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks political money and advocates for curtailing its influence.

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