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The most stunning consequence of Citizens United is the influence that a few tycoons and other wealthy donors now wield in U.S. elections.
Wealthy individuals were the biggest beneficiaries of the Supeme Court's Citizens United decision.
The Brennan Center analyzed outside spending in Senate elections since 2010's 'Citizens United,' which led to an explosion in outside spending and dark money.
Winning candidates in 2014’s competitive Senate races were overwhelmingly backed by “dark money” groups that conceal their donors, according to a new post-election analysis by the Brennan Center.
The latest analysis of outside spending in the 11 'toss-up' Senate races found $328 million in nonparty outside expenditures, significantly more than in 2012, and record-breaking outside spending in North Carolina, Colorado, and Iowa.