Following the Money at the Political National Conventions

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Ohio voters listen to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at a town hall in Bowling Green, Ohio, on July 17, 2012. (J.D. Pooley/Getty)

The political conventions are approaching, and hundreds of millions of dollars are flooding into Charlotte, North Carolina and Tampa, Florida. This money isn’t all from the candidates, nor is it from the party’s national leaderships.

So where does it come from? Who pays for these conventions, and what return do they get on their investment?

Dave Levinthal is a money and politics reporter at Politico

Guests:

John Light

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Dave Levinthal

Comments [1]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Most Americans are just trying to follow the penny trail in order to find work... and don't have time to follow the political money trail.

I have a wonderful idea for a party: A surprise party for Bush, Palin and Cheney who have not been invited to the Republican Convention. I think The Democrats would be willing to throw that party with special guest speaker:AKIN!

Aug. 22 2012 12:01 PM

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