Candidates? We don't need no stinking candidates. Not in California, with its robust initiative process that lets voters decide on law changes without the Legislature having to weigh in. Capital investment. Give at least 95 cents of every dollar to committees supporting or opposing propositions and earn Mad Props. You're the man now, dog!
Sources: Center for Responsive Politics, National Institute on Money in State Politics, Federal Elections Commission and Pennsylvania Department of State.
Credits:PublicSource would like to thank The Center for Investigative Reporting for the use of their political contributions app, Rainmaker. The Investigative News Network coordinated the work between the many organizations sharing information for this project. Reporters Halle Stockton, Emily DeMarco and Reid Fraizer also contributed to this project.