December 29, 2011 •
Special interests are expected to be big donors in upcoming elections.
Spending in Michigan’s upcoming Congressional and state Supreme Court elections could be near $100 million in 2012.
The decision of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United case in 2010 which made it possible for special interest groups to spend unlimited funds supporting thier candidates of choice has caused an explosion of campaign related spending that is becoming more apparent while more and more campaigns are underway.
Now that those who have large amounts of money can freely support campaigns with any amount of money, money from special interests is expected to make up a large proportion of the overall total campaign spending in the upcoming elections.
Read this article by Angela Wittrock to learn more.