Although campaign finance arouses great passion among governing elites, the American public seems to care little about it. Because there is no link between trust in government and levels of campaign spending, campaign finance reform will do little to change Americans’ views toward government.

David M. Primo is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Rochester.
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