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Old 06-21-2014, 06:45 PM
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Money needs to be removed from elections. I don't give a F*CK how its done. But the person with the most money should NOT win. Even if that means using public funds for all campaigns.
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Money needs to be removed from elections. I don't give a F*CK how its done. But the person with the most money should NOT win. Even if that means using public funds for all campaigns.
Still won't work...

Unions give millions in free labor to candidates...all off the books...
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Money needs to be removed from elections. I don't give a F*CK how its done. But the person with the most money should NOT win. Even if that means using public funds for all campaigns.
I agree that bought and paid for politicians are a bad thing. The same to me applies to the political practice of more and better stuff to buy votes, but as long as there is voting and people pay at least some attention to the exposure, there will be a need for money. I don't have an answer, but I think I at least understand the problem.

The 7th Senatorial race is going to be interesting. We now have two unknown college professors, both from the same school, running. Brat has the recognition, but not by much. The Dem, I don't even know his name, will have the full backing financially by the DNC, who see a huge unexpected win possible. Brat, I believe, will have the exposure advantage. Fox is not going to back off a story this big. How much financial backing and support he gets from the good ol' boys in Va and the establishment in DC is anybody's guess.
They do not like to be challenged, and IMO a lot of the backlash came from the governor race, which I believe got handed to the Dems on a silver platter, rather than the Repubs putting up a very electable candidate. Turned out we got our choice between a thief and a crook. I voted none of the above.

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I agree that bought and paid for politicians are a bad thing. The same to me applies to the political practice of more and better stuff to buy votes, but as long as there is voting and people pay at least some attention to the exposure, there will be a need for money. I don't have an answer, but I think I at least understand the problem.

The 7th Senatorial race is going to be interesting. We now have two unknown college professors, both from the same school, running. Brat has the recognition, but not by much. The Dem, I don't even know his name, will have the full backing financially by the DNC, who see a huge unexpected win possible. Brat, I believe, will have the exposure advantage. Fox is not going to back off a story this big. How much financial backing and support he gets from the good ol' boys in Va and the establishment in DC is anybody's guess.
They do not like to be challenged, and IMO a lot of the backlash came from the governor race, which I believe got handed to the Dems on a silver platter, rather than the Repubs putting up a very electable candidate. Turned out we got our choice between a thief and a crook. I voted none of the above.

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I'm in 5th.
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