Topic: Fred Wertheimer
Billions of dollars were spent in campaign financing this year, and much more is predicted for 2012. Candidates already are scrambling for dollars, with particular focus on large donors.
A Senate committee on Tuesday discussed how to limit the US Supreme Court campaign-finance ruling that opened elections to corporate ads. One suggestion: a constitutional amendment.
The equivalent of six health-care lobbyists for every member of Congress are registered for this year's biggest political battle.
The Federal Election Commission has vacancies in four of six seats and it hasn't acted on a new ethics law.