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Resource ID: #7412
Subject: Campaign Finance
Source: Los Angeles Times
Date: Apr. 18; June 11; July 30; Oct. 28-30



Los Angeles Times uses computer-assisted research to conclude that the wealthy often exceed the $25,000 the limit on campaign contributions; bundled contributions by individuals are most effective way to influence members of Congress; most influential PACs are often small companies dependent on federal contracts; members of Congress spend most of their campaign reserves for purposes that do not involve direct appeals to voters; Federal Election Commission does not monitor its own database for violation of federal election laws.

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