This week's Supreme Court decision in the McCutcheon case involved our own Alabama businessman Shaun McCutcheon. In the syllabus of the Supreme Court McCutcheon decision, the facts were stated that:
In the 2011–2012 election cycle, appellant McCutcheon contributed to 16 different federal candidates, complying with the base limits applicable to each. He alleges that the aggregate limits prevented him from contributing to 12 additional candidates and to a number of noncandidate political committees. He also alleges that he wishes to make similar contributions in the future, all within the base limits.The decision in the McCutcheon case prompted the national news networks to do "money in politics" stories, featuring, among others, the Koch brothers, and it all got me wondering about what the reasons are people spend money on elections.
I found this article to be informative, but don't know how much more there is to the story: Koch brothers plan big for 2014 – but what do Charles and David really want?
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Fundraising in the Alabama 6th Congressional district
This January 21st article reports that the fundraising for the first period ended December 31, 2013 shows the following amounts.