In this presidential election, millions and millions of dollars are spent by both sides, with much of that money going towards targeted campaign ads. The Citizens United decision and the rise of Super PACs have been central to the debate over whether or not campaign finance reform is necessary. Tonight we start the conversation about money in the 2012 Election with:
- Rob Ritchie, Executive Director of Fair Vote,
- and Lee Fang, an investigative reporter who has been looking at this topic for The Nation.
We also receive a call from Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown about his experiences at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.