Individuals, Not Big Corporations, Top List of Political Donors

Recently released campaign finance numbers are showing a growing influence of wealthy Democrats.

In most campaign cycles, the bulk of campaign cash comes from big business: Dominion, Altria, the cable association, the bankers association. But this year something a little different is happening.

Stephen Farnsworth at the University of Mary Washington says wealthy Democrats are emerging as a new force. “When you look at the individual recipients of funds you can see that some top donors are very interested in liberal Democrats,” Farnsworth says. “They are looking to see the Democratic…

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