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The Landscape of Campaign Contributions: Interim Report

Corporate behavior has not changed significantly since Citizens United. Large corporations or publicly held companies have not engaged in independent spending or contributed large sums to super PACs, and most of the money contributed by business sources is from private companies, often smaller businesses that contribute relatively modest sums. Nonprofit organizations, on the other hand, have become a significant source of candidate support. While they disclose the amounts they spend in support of candidates, they are not required to disclose their sources of funding. This is a cause for concern since more money may flow to these organizations in future elections given their lack of transparency and accountability to the public.

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