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  •  A main problem is money and Citizens United (19+ / 0-)

    If elections could be financially limited to certain funds it would go a long way to getting the rich and corporate influence out of elections.  

    Republicans won in 2010 because of millions of dollars spent on ads that flooded the media, at least in Wisconsin.  Now Wisconsin is stuck with Walker and Ron Johnson and a Republican majority in the state legislature.  

    Walker was also able to raise millions of dollars from out of state to fund his recall election.  This is wrong.  The majority of Wisconsin voters cast ballots for Democrats.  Yet we are left with a Republican majority in the Congressional delegation and state government.  We seriously need election financing reform.  The middle class and working poor need people in government who respond to their needs and not the wealthy and corporations.

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