March 26, 2017

Chamber of Commerce Leads Broadcasts

Between October 1st and 20th, there has been $37,546,268 in expenses of “electioneering communications,” which are political broadcasts advocating for the election or defeat of a candidate that special-interest groups fund. The US Chamber of Commerce is the leading special-interest group in electioneering communications with a total bill of $18,870,198 between October 1st and 20th, according to an analysis of the FEC database. In other words, so far in October, the CoC is behind 50.3% of electioneering communications. With such a tab in only 20 days, as well as dwarfing every other special-interest group, it is clear the CoC is the leading vehicle for business interests to anonymously influence the political spectrum.

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