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Your Call: Big money in politics

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On the June 3rd edition of Your Call, it’s our media roundtable. How is campaign financing affecting the elections?The presidential race has already reached historic spending levels, eclipsing $1 billion dollars in March. Money is also pouring into state and local elections across the country. In San Francisco, Facebook, Google, and other tech companies have funneled hefty sums into the local Democratic County Central Committee race.

How are reporters covering money in politics?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Lee Fang, investigative journalist for the Intercept

Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, political columnist and transportation reporter for the San Francisco Examiner

Journo Kudos:

San Francisco Magazine: The Power and the Story, How Willie Brown continues to control his own narrative 

Web Resources:

Center for Public Integrity: Politics

Center for Public Integrity: Who’s calling the shots in state politics

Center for Public Integrity: Presidential race blows past $1 billion mark — and other numbers to know

SF Examiner: Ron Conway, Big Tech drop thousands into sleepy SF election

The Washington Post: How much money is behind each campaign?

The Intercept: Democratic Convention Hosted by Republican Donors, Anti-Obamacare Lobbyists

Los Angeles Times: With a record $24 million spent on the election so far, are special interests trying to buy their way into the Legislature?

Los Angeles Times: Independent expenditures 101: An introduction to outside spending in state races

CALmatters: Oil money flows for black and Latino Democrats