Highlights: Who’s Buying our Midterm Elections?

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Bill spoke with investigative journalists Kim Barker and Andy Kroll about the role of dark money — and the wealthy donors behind it — in this year’s midterm elections. Watch highlight clips from that episode.

What you Need to Know About Dark Money
If you don’t feel like politicians have your back, you should watch this to find out why.

Why Corporations Want to Keep Donations Secret
What happened to Target after it contributed to an organization advocating against gay marriage was “the shot heard around corporate America,” Kroll tells Moyers.

On why Democrats Flip-Flopped on Super PACS
Democrats’ attitude is, “If you can’t beat them at this, let’s just join them,” Barker says.

On Michigan’s Transformation to a Right-to-Work State
Kroll investigated how one wealthy business family turned the cradle of organized labor into a right-to-work state calling it “an incredible illustration of what one or two really motivated wealthy donors can do.”

Watch the full episode »

Karin Kamp is a multimedia journalist and producer. She has produced content for BillMoyers.com, NOW on PBS and WNYC public radio and worked as a reporter for Swiss Radio International. She also helped launch The Story Exchange, a site dedicated to women’s entrepreneurship.

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