I’ve been severely disappointed with how many political candidates are taking advantage of super PACs and the unlimited amount of money they can provide.
Super PACs are harming our democracy. They are funded by anonymous donors. With mystery money, voters have no idea who is trying to influence our decision. This secret money goes against the very tenets of fair democratic elections.
Congressional candidate Denny Heck has pledged to keep super PACs out of Washington state. Every honest candidate should take that same pledge. With secret money funneled through super PACs, how can we ordinary voters know who to trust?
When the majority of a candidate’s money comes from a group that won’t admit to being affiliated with the campaign, that is nothing more than a hit-and-run job. With all the money being poured into a campaign from outside sources like super PACs, issues that are important to us are not likely to get much attention.