January 01, 1970 | The Brennan Center | Opinion
One of the fair questions I’m asked is whether campaign finance rules still matter given the events of the 2016 presidential election? It’s probably an understatement to say that this presidential election has been a wild ride. It has sounded more like a celebrity sex tape at times than a contest for the world’s most powerful office. Another oddity this year has been the comparatively muted role of money in politics.