Oct. 16, 2015: This story has been updated.
The project will include in-depth financial profiles of the top candidates as well as investigative stories that look into the world of super PACs and political nonprofits made possible by the 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission U.S. Supreme Court decision.
The two organizations will combine the Center's veteran, award-winning money in politics team with Al Jazeera America's high-quality news production and multimedia storytelling capacity. They will also share stories on their websites throughout the 2016 election cycle.
“We’ve brought back a great Center brand, 'The Buying of the President,' to support the Center’s 2016 presidential coverage," said Center CEO Peter Bale. "It will focus on the money behind the candidates and show what it’s bought in the past and what donors stand to gain in the future.”