The Families Funding the 2016 Presidential Election

Nicholas Confessore, Sarah Cohen and Karen Yourish, The Families Funding the 2016 Presidential Election. The New York Times, 10 October 2015. “Just 158 families have provided nearly half of the early money for efforts to capture the White House. They are overwhelmingly white, rich, older and male, in a nation that is being remade by the young, by women, and by black and brown voters. Across a sprawling country, they reside in an archipelago of wealth, exclusive neighborhoods dotting a handful of cities and towns. And in an economy that has minted billionaires in a dizzying array of industries, most made their fortunes in just two: finance and energy.”

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