Analyzing Big Money in Politics

Jul 16, 2012

The campaigns of Louise Slaughter and Maggie Brooks will likely top a combined $2 million before November, an unprecedented amount for a congressional race in a district that encompasses the majority of Monroe County.

In an analysis of big money and politics, WXXI News Director Julie Philipp interviews University of Rochester Political Science Professor Lynda Powell about her research and campaign finance reform as we head into another big money political year.

The interview is part of WXXI's Voice of the Voter coverage, our commitment to citizenship and creating an informed electorate. 

Click on the video box below to watch the segment that originally aired on Need to Know Rochester, Friday July 13, 2012.