dissects and assesses the impact of spending on the most expensive election in American history on the November 16 edition of Moyers & Company. Click here
to see the program.Excerpt taken from the program.
Many voices are claiming "money didn't matter, Citizens United
wasn't a factor," but Potter disagrees.
"Super PACs just upped the ante," he tells Bill. "If you're a senator and you have just been elected, or heaven forbid you're up in two years, you're thinking I don't have time to worry about deficit reduction and the fiscal cliff. I have to raise tens of thousands of dollars every day to have enough money to compete with these new super PACs… And that means I need to be nice to a lot of billionaires who often want something from me in order to find the funding for my campaign."