For Immediate Release Press Advisory: Post Election: What Follows the Money?

Posted on November 8, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC -- Big money was the big story of the 2010 election: A $4 billion campaign for control of Congress, with $300 million invested by independent groups largely bankrolled by anonymous, corporate donors. What does it buy in the next Congress and what are its implications for future campaigns? Is Congress the target of a corporate takeover bid?

Join Common Cause and a panel of campaign finance experts at the National Press Club on Wednesday for a wide ranging discussion of the role of money in American politics - today and tomorrow.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 10; 10-11 a.m.

Where: National Press Club, 529 14th St., NW, Washington DC 20045

Who: Charlie Cook, publisher of the Cook Political Report

Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics

Marty Russo, CEO of Cassidy and Associates

Arn Pearson, vice president for programs for Common Cause

Moderated by Lenny Mendonca, a senior partner at McKinsey & Co., and a member of Common Cause's National Governing Board.

Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

Office: Common Cause National

Issues: Money in Politics

Tags: Fighting Big Money

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