“It’s not a political event unless Ken Vogel gets tossed out.”—Charlie Mahtesian, political editor, NPR
“Ken Vogel, the undisputed master of the beat….”—David Weigel, political reporter, Slate
“Dying to find out who the ‘pimp’ is in subtitle of Ken’s forthcoming opus Big Money”—Daniel Schulman, news editor, Mother Jones
“...Further proof that Ken Vogel is the most valuable asset (Politico) has.”—Charles Pierce, Esquire.com
Mark Hanna—the turn-of-the-century iron-and-coal-magnate-turned-operative who leveraged massive contributions from the robber barons—was famously quoted as saying: “There are two things that are important in politics. The first is money, and I can’t remember what the second one is.” To an extent that would have made Hanna blush, a series of developments capped by the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision effectively crowned a bunch of billionaires and their operatives the new kings of politics.