Not since before Watergate have so few people and businesses provided so much early money in a campaign, most of it through channels legalized by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision five years ago.

Man, has there ever been worse legislation than Citizens United?

And, no surprise, most of these families are supporting a) Republicans and b) policies that most Americans don’t agree with, but that will protect these families’ wealth.

“The campaign finance system is now a countervailing force to the way the actual voters of the country are evolving and the policies they want,” said Ruy Teixeira, a political and demographic expert at the left-leaning Center for American Progress.