Policy decisions, like the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, affect where campaign money comes from.
The Presidential Election Campaign Fund used to give political unknowns a fighting shot. Now $300 million sits in the fund—and no one wants anything to do with it. Can campaign spending be fixed?
Will the justices gut the rest of McCain-Feingold—and make it easier for wealthy donors to influence elections?
Campaign finance is at the very heart of complaints about elections. Let’s look at some of the claims about money’s role, and proposals to change it.