Senate Candidates Make Their Pitch in Payson

Senate Candidates Make Their Pitch in Payson

An excerpt from the article:

“Jim Moss, a Globe businessman, former teacher and political activist, said he’ll “repeal and replace” Flake. He cut his political teeth helping put together a campaign in Globe to block construction of a private prison and recall council members who supported it.

“He said the single biggest problem in politics remains the flood of corporate and special interest money that dominates many campaigns as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which held special interests have the right to spend as much money as they want on campaigns without disclosure so long as they don’t directly coordinate with a candidate. Neither Congress nor the Arizona Legislature subsequently adopted rules requiring disclosure of the spending and the beneficiaries.”

The money flowing into politics is so extreme it is much tougher to reach across the aisle…. It’s the effect of big money we have to fix first.

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