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July 30, 2015

The Perversion of the American Presidency

Children long have been taught by their parents that anyone in America can grow up to be president. Today that message needs to be revised: anyone can grow up to be president if they are willing to circumvent and break the nation's anti-corruption campaign finance laws, and are willing to genuflect before the nation's wealthiest individuals. That is the reality playing out in the 2016 presidential election. When it comes to money in politics, the unfolding race for the presidency is unlike anything we have seen in the country's history. Individual-candidate Super PACs and their super wealthy funders already have raised more than $250 million to support Republican presidential candidates, or four times the amount the Republican candidate campaigns have received.

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