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Wealthy political donors seize on new latitude to give to unlimited candidates

September 2, 2014, The Washington Post

Covington partner Rob Kelner spoke to The Washington Post on political mega-donors since the McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission ruling.

"Even though the additional millions flowing to candidates and parties “is real money, in the grand scheme of our campaign finance system, it’s background noise,” said Robert Kelner, a Washington campaign finance lawyer."

"It’s no surprise that the largest donors are the first ones to take advantage of McCutcheon, because they were already players,” Kelner said. “But I think what we will eventually see is newcomers to the political world gradually taking advantage of the ability to give much larger figures.”

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