Schnur should propose ban on all political fundraising

Published: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 - 2:02 pm
Last Modified: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 - 2:42 pm

Re "Tunnel vision and outrageous excesses in Capitol culture" (Viewpoints, Feb. 20): I know Dan Schnur is trying to distance himself from his history as a Republican operative, and I don't trust him more than other GOP apologists.

But he accurately describes the legalized corruption that enables lobbyists to buy legislators, including Democrats.

I support Schnur's proposal to ban fundraising any time the legislature is in session, for the reasons he states.

But I would actually vote for Schnur if he proposed banning all fundraising, all of the time, for the entire duration of any legislator's term in office.

If he wants to get elected, Schnur should advocate publicly funded campaign reform that gives each candidate exactly the same amount of money to run for office, with no outside fundraising.

Just imagine, legislators who work for the voters instead of the lobbyists.

I know. That would be an even more outrageous excess than the status quo.

-- Monte Fisher, Isleton

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