Money in politics goes beyond funding candidates running for election. Vast money also controls members of Congress sitting on Congressional Oversight Committees. An example is the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
The book, Captured Agency, published by the Harvard University Center for Ethics, discloses how the FCC is dominated by the Industries it presumably regulates. According to the Center for Responsive Politics Telecom Services gave $105,339,377 to109 recipients in 2020.
The telecom industry is rolling out 5G, that will bring billions of dollars to the industry, without any testing for safety. Hundreds of scientists and doctors are warning about the harm it will cause to human beings and to all living things.