Midlands Voices: Ricketts is a major financial player in Nebraska political contests

Money in politics is something all voters should be concerned about. Nebraska statistics show that those candidates with the most money have a greater chance of winning than those with less. Since candidates are not required to disclose donations under $250, it is difficult to measure the effect of small donors. It is safe, however, to estimate that 80% of all legislative contributions come from large donors such as wealthy individuals, corporations and political action committees.