Here’s a piece that decries all the “big money” that goes to fund the conventions. (“Convention Cash More Controversial Than Ever.”)
I share much of the dismay.
But the author might have noted that it was the Republican justices whose 5-4 McCutcheon ruling removed the “aggregate” limit on federal campaign contributions.* The Republican-controlled Congress that killed public funding of the core convention expenses. The Republican Congress that multiplied 24-fold what donors can give the party committees (10-fold in the case of RNC and DNC plus 7-fold each in the case of the Senate and House campaign committees.)
*Uncapping the arguably-already-too-large $123,200 ceiling per individual for the 2015-2016 cycle so that it effectively exceeds $5 million.