That could have major ramifications for the next decade.
See the super-rich donors who are taking advantage of a big loophole in Wisconsin campaign finance law.
Citizens United is infamous. But an obscure case four years later — and state lawmakers’ response — has made Wisconsin politics a ‘plaything of the super rich.’
Before 2015, the amount any single person could have given in annual political donations in Wisconsin was $10,000.
What changed? A monumental U.S. Supreme Court decision you’ve probably never heard of: McCutcheon v. FEC.
After change to state law, campaign donations doubled in a 2018 race for Fox Valley state Senate seat.
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