The fight for political control of this country is being waged with checkbooks as much as anything else it would seem. That’s according to a new report from the Center for Responsive Politics and the Center for Public Integrity.
The nonpartisan tracking organizations have been analyzing campaign finance reports filed by political groups such as Super PACs and nonprofits, or so-called dark money groups. This is the first full election cycle since the U.S. Supreme Court, ruling in the Citizens United case, allowed unlimited amounts of cash to flow through these political committees in the name of free speech.
More than $1 billion has been spent by these groups to influence your vote — about 70 percent by Republican supporters and about 30 percent by Democrat-leaning groups.
Read how it all breaks down between candidates and committees here.