In the last federal campaign cycle, approximately 6 billion dollars was contributed to candidates or political committees by individuals. This number does not include the dollars contributed to outside organizations, such as Political Action Committees (PACs) and Super PACs. According to this article from the Washington Post, there is another astonishing number that must be addressed. Of that 6 billion dollars, 28% of it was contributed by 31,385 people. This means that 1% (one-tenth) of 1% of all Americans contribute 28% of the money to federal political campaigns and committees.
What are your thoughts after reading the article? Should anything be done to limit contributions in political campaigns? After all, there are limits in place. The OpenSecrets website helps address that aspect.