What $10 million buys you in U.S. politics
Mayday SuperPAC, part 3: aftermath
Mayday SuperPAC, Lawrence Lessig's anti-corruption moonshot, lost nearly all of its races in the 2014 midterm election. Does that mean it failed? Did Politico's screamer headline, "How to waste $10 million," tell the whole story? Or does the shadow of money in politics extend beyond mere wins and losses? Professor Lessig and the Progressive Campaign Change Committee's Adam Green take us behind the vote tally and into the heart of the campaign-finance darkness for part 3 of The Good Fight's Mayday 2014 trilogy.
Originally posted on November 11, 2014
Lawrence LessigRoy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School
Adam GreenCo-founder of Progressive Change Campaign Committee
MoveOn.org8 million progressives fighting for change.
- In a candid blog post and email circulated to his supporters, Lessig outlined the lessons Mayday PAC learned from its first election cycle.
- Here's the nasty POLITICO story that came out after the election, accusing Lessig of wasting $10 million.
- A better New York Times write-up of Mayday's efforts.
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