What You Need to Know About Political Donations

Knowing the rules of the game will help you decide how best to support your candidate.

By Michael Stratford

1. Hey, big spenders. During the 2008 campaign cycle, donors poured more than $5 billion into federal elections. This election season, even more money is likely to flood in, because it’s the first presidential election since several court decisions loosened campaign-finance rules.

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