Clicky

Coffee to Coffers, Money in Politics

Default content image
Listen
Media Options
Listen

A discussion on campaign contributions with Charles Babcock, a reporter with the Washington post. With 2.7 billion dollars being spent on the presidential campaigns Babcock discusses the top 'soft money' contributors to political campaigns. Top donors in this presidential race were tobacco and alcohol companies, Philip Morris topped the list with 2.5 million donated to the Republican Party and 0.5 million to the democrats. Babcock talks about 'Whitehouse coffees' and Lincoln bedroom stays that amount to face time with the president Clinton in thanks for donations regardless of background of the donor.

Related Story

Video squareWeb ExclusiveMar 29, 2017Full Interview: Jane Mayer on the Mercers & the Dark Money Behind the Rise of Trump & Bannon
The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.

Make a donation
Up arrowTop