I think money influences voters, but it does not preponderate. Bloomberg showed us that. I think big money does the most harm in devaluing our political parties and, by extension, how Congress is run. It used to be that new representatives and senators took a seat on the back bench and learned how the place was run. They learned what to support and what not to support. They became skilled at their vital roles. Why? Because all the money and influence came through the parties and, thus, through Congressional seniority. But now we see upstart candidates who are clueless-but-bulletproof. They don't have to worry about the leadership of their house of Congress because their support comes from dark money, PACs, etc. It makes for more of a rabble than two parties, and it has hobbled our Legislative Branch.