When the Republican National Convention begins in Cleveland on Monday, it will be the first time in four decades that a major political party’s nominating convention is underwritten nearly exclusively with private cash—funneled in from the same billionaires, corporate lobbyists and Super PACs whose influence over politics Trump has enthusiastically lambasted from the stump.

The RNC’s near total dependence on private money is the direct result of a series of recent federal rule changes that eliminated public funding for conventions and made it easier for parties to rake in unlimited sums of private cash, with no extra oversight.

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6 thoughts on “Why We Don’t Know Who’s Funding the Republican Convention

  1. The RNC is the modern equivalent of an S.S. gathering to bolster emotional support for Hitler. I’ve many issues with the Democrats, but the GOP has taken fascism and hate-filled Nationalism to a brand new level. These people terrify me, both them and the uneducated minions who worship and vote for them. Yuck.

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  2. So much money spent on conventions, and who needs the extravaganza? Robert Reich says, one reason is to “ingratiate the big funders — corporate executives, Wall Street investment bankers, partners in major law firms, top Washington lawyers and lobbyists, and billionaires.” It’s their “party” in every sense of the word.

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