“Fifty-eight lobbyists that work for the coal, oil, and gas companies have given $138,400 directly to the Clinton campaign. Forty-seven of those lobbyists gave the maximum allowable amount — $2,700. Eleven oil and gas industry lobbyists also bundled $1,327,210 for Clinton’s campaign as of the end of 2015. Bundling is a practice in which lobbyists use their personal and professional networks to collect additional donations for campaigns.”
On the fourth anniversary of Citizens United, the system appears poised to become more askewed nationally, but reform could emerge at the state level.
This week saw the fourth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission. The ruling reversed a lower court’s ruling that banned the airing and advertising of a film critical to then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on broadcast television. The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 -- also