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2 Letters to the Editor - Iowa/Quad-City Times

Why all the buzz over Bernie Sanders?
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He reassures us that as long as every person has a vote, and uses it, someone like him who has no chance to become president, can be elected. I for one, find this worth getting excited about.

http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/mailbag/excited-about-bernie/article_a84cb0c4-6085-5dd3-a4fe-39e1745f4341.html

Major GOP candidates including Bush, Walker, and Rubio are meeting in Southern California with deep-pocketed donors to woo money for their campaign. At the same time, Hillary Clinton is raking in massive donations from Wall Street players and jetting around in a borrowed private plane.
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It's a shame we can't have more candidates like Bernie Sanders, who refuses dark money and only takes donations from individuals
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If more candidates campaigned as Sen. Sanders, by stating his policy positions and what he stands for, rather than trying to tear down his opposition, our political environment wouldn't be so toxic and voters wouldn't be so disengaged and disillusioned.


http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/mailbag/we-need-more-candidates-like-sanders/article_cf9e40bc-1187-5671-bb8a-e57fb9e32540.html

Bernie Pushing Public Campaign Financing Bill

Because ‘That’s Called Democracy’

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told supporters in New Hampshire today that he’ll be launching an effort in Congress to make campaigns publicly funded events.

“We’re going to introduce legislation which will allow people to run for office without having to beg money from the wealthy and the powerful,” Sanders said.

Sanders has already acknowledged that he’ll be very outspent by Hillary Clinton and her big donors, and told the New Hampshire crowd that current campaign financing is a “sad state of affairs.”

He argued that public campaign financing would not only put candidates on an even plane but allow them to spend more time hobnobbing with voters instead of hobnobbing with big spenders writing the checks.

“That’s called democracy and I am going to do everything I can to bring that about,” Sanders said. “…We are increasingly living in an oligarchy where big money is buying politicians.”


http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/08/02/bernie-pushing-public-campaign-financing-bill-because-thats-called-democracy-2/
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