If anything has characterized the the superPAC era, it’s the out-sized influence of wealthy donors in American presidential politics. Record amounts were spent in 2012 to support, and oppose, candidates for office - a figure that will surely be dwarfed in 2016. But who exactly are these consiglieres? Where do they stand politically and what does it tell us about the candidates themselves?
Not surprisingly, each candidate has cashed in from some of the wealthiest donors in their respective states.
Who are they?