Member Briefing

Anthony Corrado on the Impact of Citizens United

The Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision led to a lot of speculation about corporate campaign contributions. Commentators on both sides of the aisle lamented that the ruling opened the flood gates for corporate election spending. What is the current climate of campaign contributions? How has Citizens United affected the flow of money to campaigns? And where is the money coming from?

Join Dr. Anthony Corrado, Professor of Government at Colby College, as he sifts through the post Citizens United misconceptions. Dr. Corrado will present findings from his upcoming report, The Landscape of Campaign Contributions, which focuses on campaign funding in the 2014 and 2016 election cycles. Looking specifically at what, if anything, changed after the Citizens United decision, this research will turn conventional wisdom on its head.