Mon, Jun 4, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
In State Politics, Big Money From Few DonorsDownload audio (MP3)
One in every $3 donated to California state campaigns since 2000 came from 100 individual and group donors who gave over $1 billion, according to a new report from California Watch. We'll talk with the lead investigative journalist as well as campaign donation experts about money in politics and the influence that a few wealthy groups and individuals have on fundraising in state elections.
Host: Dave Iverson
- Coulter Jones, data analyst and reporter for California Watch, part of the independent, nonprofit Center for Investigative Reporting
- Daniel Newman, co-founder and executive director of MAPLight.org, a nonpartisan nonprofit illuminating the connection between money and politics
- Jim Sutton, professor of law at Hastings College of Law and founder of the Sutton Law firm
- Robert Stern, former president of the Center for Governmental Studies