G.O.P. Error Reveals Donors and the Price of Access

Recently published documents, reports The New York Times, show that many of America’s most prominent companies, from Aetna to Walmart, have poured millions of dollars into the campaigns of Republican governors since 2008. “This is a classic example of how corporations are trying to use secret money, hidden from the American people, to buy influence, and how the governors association is selling it,” said Fred Wertheimer, the president of Democracy 21, a nonpartisan group that advocates more transparency and controls over political money.