I believe we should fund national-level campaigns with Federal money, depending on the "level" of the race. (And state elections with State money.) Everyone gets the same amount, and all of this nonsense goes away. Will it prevent graft? Of course not, but it would kill the legal-and-public kind.
> Still, Harrison raised $57 million in the third quarter of this year, dwarfing Graham’s $28 million.
How the fuck do you raise 28 or 57 million dollars in 3 months and are state election campaigns THAT expensive??
I wonder what percentage of that ad spend goes to Facebook. Does Facebook profit more if political discourse if very divisive?
I know it can be comforting to simply say "all those politicians are corrupt" but doing so will only help those who are actually corrupt.
But in my home country those accusations in the article would definitely be one of the biggest political scandals of the year while in the US it's apparently not very noteworthy at all. So maybe I'm simply missing the US perspective on this.
Without checks in place of course, unlike in Europe.
Where does it go in a campaign? Adverts?
There is only one party, the Property party, with two wings: Democrat and Republican. - Gore Vidal (the author of the book Julian Assange was clutching while he was being illegally dragged out of the Ecuadorian embassy.)
We have the best government that money can buy. - Mark Twain