Hot on the Money Trail

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The next election frenzy hasn't begun in earnest in the public eye, but behind closed (and gilded) doors, the race for campaign cash is on and as these two articles describe. High dollar fundraisers with exclusive guest lists decide which candidates will make it to election day long before the public has a chance to weigh in even as the candidates do their best to keep their big donor names out of the spotlight.

 

Once the wealthiest donors have digested the roster of candidates (and the plates of rubber chicken) the survivors in the money wars move on to the next step: campaigning for votes and making promises to voters all the while aware that the big money burning a hole in their campaign war chests came with the expectation that the candidate would do the donors bidding once in office.