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Campaign finance stories in the states

Here are several examples of newspapers "following the money" by looking at who makes contributions and what they might get in return.

The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports that most of the money in the Republican legislative campaign in Texas came from 48 wealthy families.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports on the DeKalb County school board giving contracts to firms that contribute to its members campaigns.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that 13% of the money raised by city aldermen comes from bars and restaurants with liquor licenses.