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Wake Up To Politics Podcast: Explaining campaign finance

Wake Up To Politics Podcast: Episode #4

Super PACs. Contribution limits. FEC reports.

The world of campaign finance can often be complex — but as spending ramps up for the 2020 elections, it has never been more important to understand.

In the latest episode of the Wake Up To Politics Podcast, star reporter Michelle Ye He Lee of the Washington Post and I break down everything you need to know about money in politics. We discuss the history of campaign finance regulations (and how many of those reforms are unraveling), share some key terms to understand (super PACs, "dark money," and more), and even go through an FEC filing so you can follow how much money the 2020 candidates are raising for yourself.

The episode is packed with interesting information, and I'm really hope you learn a lot by listening to it. You can listen (and subscribe) now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, or Stitcher! As always, if you have any feedback on this episode or topics we should cover next: please reply to this email or leave a review on the podcast platform of your choice.

Some further reading on money in politics:

Happy listening!