The Supreme Court denied the petition of businessmen who say the 2010 Citizens United ruling makes it legal for corporations to contribute directly to candidates. The court building is seen here during renovations in December. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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A supporter of President Barack Obama raises his arms as it is announced that Obama was re-elected during an election night watch party in Chicago. Jerome Delay/AP hide caption

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Karl Rove, former adviser to President George W. Bush, speaks last year in Corpus Christi, Texas. Rove is the chief fundraiser for the biggest outside spender this election season: the twin groups American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS. Michael Zamora/AP hide caption

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Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks during the Family Research Council Action Values Voter Summit last month in Washington. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Invitations to fundraisers for members of Congress frequently mention which committees they serve on. Sunlight Foundation/Political Party Time hide caption

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Jack Abramoff in 2004. He's the one on the right. Dennis Cook/AP hide caption

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