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  • Campaign Money Map

    The amazing morphing campaign money map. [VIDEO] No real smoking gun here but interesting nonetheless.
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    Cool! I'd like to see a map of what states the contributions come from.

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    • #3
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      interesting to see it graphically. really puts into perspective the why of campaign spending.
      "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
      John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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        Both parties triage, demanding bang for the buck.

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          You (or they, in this case, ) only spend money where it is absolutely needed. There's little need to blow the bucks where there is little contest. For example, here in my area you could find an abundance of Republican signs and bumper stickers during the last Presidential election and even Republican "get-togethers" seemed to be prominently reported in the local papers; and, the local Republican office had bundles of yard signs and stickers left over after the election too. My wife wanted to get an Obama sign for the yard, but the local office never received any.... they simply weren't needed here.

          One of the great problems, IMO, is this Citizens United deal in which Corporations and others can contribute, somewhat secretly, to any campaign. Nobody has to tell the truth and nobody gets called out for it, or even widely challenged. While that may be viewed as perfectly fine if your own party is doing it, there should still be the question in your mind (and also publicly) as to the source of all that financial support and what benefit those unkown supporters are seeking. The way it is now, some candidate could be the favorite son of Communist China or a drug cartel, and those secret finances could be spinning all kinds of un-truths for purposes that are counter to our future.

          CWS

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          • #6
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            PACs that support an ISSUE and not a candidate don't have to report squat.

            So I could take out ads in every media and plaster the airwaves with whatever position
            I want and spend untold millions and never have to disclose who underwrote it and where
            the money came from. As long as it does not endorse a candidate or a party.

            If I stick to my message about 2nd Amendment rights (or no guns) or any other topic
            that's OK.
            "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
            John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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