Millionaires vs mere wages

Campaign funds are collected through three main sources:

  1. PACs (about 20% of the money in the Senate and 40% in the House);

  2. large individual contributions (more than half the money in the Senate, and just under half in the House);
  3. and small contributions, typically about 10% of the average House campaign and around 15% in the Senate.

“…members of Congress – whatever their party –
share a special affinity for millionaires.

Without them their coffers would be considerably less.”

via the Sunlight Foundation, a non-profit that helps us learn what Congress is doing.

There are still 539 congressional members and delegates whose disclosure forms haven’t been scrutinized.

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