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Under shareholder pressure, companies disclose political spending

Last year's Citizens United decision allows companies unlimited campaign contributions

According to a recent survey by the Center for Political Accountability, a non-profit created in 2003 with a goal to bring transparency to corporations' political spending, an increasing number of companies is disclosing the contributions they make to political campaigns.

That may be thanks to shareholder pressure in the aftermath of the landmark Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case, which gave companies carte blanche in political spending. Prior to Citizens United, corporate political contributions were capped at $5,000.


Cathleen Flahardy

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