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ELECTION: Check out candidates’ donors

Letter by Richard Craig Sanders, Auburn on Aug. 9, 2012 at 11:37 am | 11 Comments »
August 9, 2012 12:45 pm

Re: “Limit campaign donations” (letter, 8-8).

I wholeheartedly agree that there is too much money in politics.

Politicians could make laws restricting the money that they receive, but I doubt that is going to happen. We can amend the Constitution to clarify that corporations and other groups are not “people” (U.S. Supreme Court Citizens United decision). But this is more of a long-term goal.

A third solution is for Democrats, Republicans and independents to simply stop voting for candidates who take money from corporations. To find out who donates money to candidates in Washington, our Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) does a great job tracking the money in politics on its website.

Brian Gunn – a candidate for state representative in the 31st Legislative District, Position 1 – feels that the only way to represent “We the People” is to not owe special interests when elected. He is accepting help and donations only from real people, not organizations. He hopes to be mostly supported by people within the 31st District, but will accept limited donations from within Washington. He absolutely does not accept money from out of state.

It’s all there on the PDC website and PeopleForBrianGunn.com for everyone to see.

(Sanders is the treasurer for Gunn’s campaign.)

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