The New America Foundation hosts a panel discussion on how corporate money is impacting the presidential, U.S. Senate and House races this election year.
According to the organization, 2012 is the priciest election season in history and it has to do partly with the 2010 Supreme Court ruling of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (FEC). The 5-4 ruling allows unlimited spending on political campaigns by outside groups.
One of the panelists taking part in the discussion is former FEC Commissioner and Chairman Trevor Potter.
TIME Magazine White House Correspondent Michael Scherer and Mark Schmitt, senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and senior research fellow at the New America Foundation, also participate.
Katherine Mangu-Ward, New America Foundation Bernard L. Schwartz fellow and managing editor of Reason Magazine, moderates the discussion.