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What do mega-donors expect in exchange for campaign donations?




“Not to be used for bribing politicians” stamped on $20 bill. From the HBO documentary
“Not to be used for bribing politicians” stamped on $20 bill. From the HBO documentary "Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk?"
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“Not to be used for bribing politicians” stamped on $20 bill. From the HBO documentary
Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi talks with mega-donor Haim Saban, founder of Saban Entertainment.
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“Not to be used for bribing politicians” stamped on $20 bill. From the HBO documentary
Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, from the documentary "Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk?"
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The new documentary "Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk?" takes a look at money in politics and why some of the nation's wealthiest individuals invest so much in presidential campaigns.

Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi goes behind the scenes at top-dollar fundraisers and talks with mega-donors from across the political spectrum to find out whether money actually does buy power.

"Meet the Donors" debuts August 1, 2016 on HBO.

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