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New poll: Business leaders see broken political system

American business leaders are concerned about our current campaign financing system, the pressure they face to donate to political campaigns, and the onslaught of large undisclosed donations, according to a new poll released last week by the Committee on Economic Development (CED), one of the nation's premiere business public policy organizations.

Big Money Mitch was “Thuggish”

Mitch McConnell has a history of siding with big business over the interests of his constituents. But as an incident from 1999 illustrates, this isn’t a consequence of McConnell’s ideology, but rather of his relentless pursuit of campaign money. As this case shows, loyalty to McConnell is defined by a willingness of a business executive to write him a check, and if you who resist – even if you’re a powerful business leader – you get shut out.