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Supreme Court Fuels Money Surge in US Politics

The numbers are astounding.  According to the Federal Election Commission, nearly $7 billion was spent on the 2012 U.S. presidential election, and that includes spending by candidates, parties and outside groups.  During this year’s congressional campaign cycle, monitoring groups estimate about $2.6 billion will be spent on television advertising alone.   Recent Supreme Court decisions have also helped to open the money spigots even more.  The 2010 case known as...

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