Saturday, October 17, 2015

Which Presidential candidate has raised the most money? Citizens United decision

Do you recall which party and which candidates complained about the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion in Citizens United and how all the $ would corrupt the process?  Guess who has raised the most money.

According to the NYT, which leans liberal:   

Hillary Rodham Clinton has spent more than twice as much as any other presidential candidate on campaign staff, more than three times as much on office space and millions of dollars more on advertising, according to reports filed this week with the Federal Election Commission.
Three months before the first nominating contest, Mrs. Clinton has built a cash-hungry campaign juggernaut that is more far-flung and more expensive than anything else on the horizon.
The goal is to overwhelm her rivals for the Democratic nomination — including those who are still considering a bid — before the first flowers of spring, and to amass an organizational advantage that no Republican rival will be able to match by Election Day."

I guess campaign contribution money only corrupts certain parties and candidates.  I guess only certain parties and candidates can be bought.  Does the word "hypocrisy" come to mind?

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