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Here's why people donate billions of dollars to political candidates

Between lobbying, congressional races, and the presidential election, the United States poured over $6 billion into the 2012 election cycle. Most of it came from a group media talking heads refer to as, “the donor class.”

So who exactly are these people and what do they get out of it? It’s time to reflect on just how plain WEIRD it is that we’ve come to accept this.

Fusion’s Nando Vila breaks it down in his latest installment of “Real Talk.”

Here's why people donate billions of dollars to political candidates

Between lobbying, congressional races, and the presidential election, the United States poured over $6 billion into the 2012 election cycle. Most of it came from a group media talking heads refer to as, “the donor class.”

So who exactly are these people and what do they get out of it? It’s time to reflect on just how plain WEIRD it is that we’ve come to accept this.

Fusion’s Nando Vila breaks it down in his latest installment of “Real Talk.”

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