Corporations already dominate elections. Now, one is running for Congress.
Tonight we take a closer look at the already growing effect of the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling
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William Klein is a Washington, D.C. writer and political consultant who has advised candidates for President, Congress, Senate, state and local office — some of whom have even won elections. He’s been called “the consultant who came in from the cold” for telling tales on his profession and showing how people like him can be bad for democracy. His political satire and glimpses inside the spin machine can be found at his website, www.headlineupdate.com.
Earlier this year, Murray Hill Inc. became the first corporation to run for Congress. Klein is Murray Hill’s campaign manager
Some of their recent ads are available online: http://corporatecongress.com