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Ray La Raja Quoted on the Effects of Fundraising from Small Donors

Ray La Raja, Professor of Political Science at UMass Amherst, is quoted in an article about the effect of a decrease in donations from political action committees and a concurrent increase in small donations to former President Trump’s political allies in Congress.  La Raja says increased fundraising from small donors is a “double-edged sword” because “politicians are relying on donors who are more extreme, and to reach those donors, the politicians have to message in more extreme ways.” (CNN, 4/17/21)

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