Is Sheldon Adelson Good for Democracy?

Mark Schmitt and Ilya Shapiro debate money in politics.
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When Sheldon Adelson penned a recent op-ed in support of immigration reform, he wasn't writing as just another concerned citizen, but as the GOP megadonor who has given millions in campaign contributions to Republican candidates. Are wealthy political donors bad for democracy? And could a system of publicly financed election campaigns help? Mark Schmitt of the New America Foundation and Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute debate these questions, while finding a lot of agreement. You can watch the full debate on Bloggingheads.tv.

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