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Reform May Have Boosted Political Fundraising

Saturday marks two years since final congressional approval of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill. Conventional wisdom predicted the law would reduce big money's influence in Washington and cripple fundraising by Democrats. In fact, both major parties are raising more funds under the new law than before. Hear NPR's Peter Overby.

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Peter Overby has covered Washington power, money, and influence since a foresighted NPR editor created the beat in 1994.