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Special interest financing of state legislative campaigns

Following up on our last report, we have compiled and analyzed campaign finance data from all 50 states to determine which, if any, campaign finance regulations reduce the average candidate's reliance on special interest groups to finance a campaign.  The National Institute on Money in State Politics originally collected the campaign finance data we compiled and analyze here.

Key Findings:

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Special interest group financing for state legislative campaigns in all 50 states

Based on data provided by the National Institute for Money in Politics, we have been able to determine how much an legislative average candidate in all 50 states relies on special interest groups to fund their campaign.  The following rankings of the states are based on reliance on special interest group financing - from least to most...

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Current Legislation in Congress on Campaign Finance 8-27-15

Below are the bills and proposed Constitutional amendments filed so far in the 114th Congress (as of 8-27-2015), along with summary information about the status of each.  They are sorted by the number of cosponsors, as this is an indication of the likelihood that the bill or amendment might pass.  So far, none of the bills or proposed amendments has been approved by either chamber of Congress.  There have been 34 bills proposed so far and 13 proposes amendments to the Constitution.

Additional information about each proposed bill or amendment, including summaries and the actual text, can be found at

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Net Worth for the Candidates for President

We recently received this interesting infographic about the net worth for the candidates for President, as well as some of our former presidents.  Take a look.  We were shocked...


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Ask YOUR members of Congress to say NO to Special Interest money, and yes to people.  Fill out your information below and your message will be sent to your members of Congress (Representative and Senators).

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