What Did The Billions The Campaigns Spent Buy?

Guests

Ken Rudin, Political Junkie columnist, NPR
Peter Overby, money, power and influence correspondent, NPR
Jean Merl, politics reporter, Los Angeles Times

Combined spending in the 2012 federal election cycle could top a record six billion dollars, according to a recent estimate. Guests also discuss how newly drawn districts altered the dynamics of several congressional races across the country, particularly in California.

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