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CN-Supreme Court Rulings Fuel Money Surge in U.S. Elections

Nearly $7 billion was spent on the 2012 U.S. presidential and congressional elections, according to the Federal Election Commission. Estimates for the next presidential election in 2016 are even higher -- given Supreme Court rulings in recent years that have made it easier for wealthy individuals and groups to donate more money than ever. But government watchdog groups say the additional donations also bring the potential for corruption, as we hear from VOA National correspondent Jim Malone.

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