Financing the conventions — even more cash from some usual suspects | OpenSecrets Blog

 The last time the Democratic and Republican parties had to stage the quadrennial spectacles that serve as their presidential nominating conventions, they got a big assist from the taxpayers: The Federal Election Commission cut checks to each of the two parties for $18.2 million to pay for construction and other basic services required for the 2012 events. Coming from the same pot of money that also provided public grants for … read more here > http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2016/04/financing-the-conventions-even-more-cash-from-some-usual-suspects/

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