Fun facts to know & tell from a Sunday’s New York Times piece about the blurring of the line between presidential candidates and Super PACs that can compile unlimited amounts of cash to promote them:
Early fund-raising suggests that the new groups are relying on a handful of wealthy donors capable of writing five-, six- and even seven-figure checks. According to a study published last week by the Center for Responsive Politics, more than 80 percent of money raised by Republican-leaning Super PACs this year came from just 35 donors.
Democratic-leaning Super PACs relied on an even smaller group, with more than 80 percent of contributions coming from just 23 donors.
Translation: Roughly five-dozen people are driving the political discourse in America right now.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t include any of us.