Thu, 8 September 2016
On the money scoreboard, the 2016 Presidential race is a complete mis-match. In the primaries Hillary Clinton out-spent Donald Trump by 5 to 1, and still today, Trump continues to run well behind Clinton in fund-raising. One reason is that most of the “serious” right-wing funders, like the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, are sitting the Presidential race out. This does not mean they’ve given up on this year’s election. They’re spending their money “down ballot,” to elect Senators, Representatives, Governors and more local officials. Jane Mayer’s best-seller Dark Money profiles the players and explains the money games they excel in.