03/14/2012 10:21 am ET

Always Low Prices: Walmart Developer Bundles Donations for Yvette Alexander

Pesky campaign finance rules--it's so hard to build up a war chest one $500 check at a time! Can you really blame sitting councilmembers for hoping their well-heeled supporters will find out a way around them? Bundling donations from limited liability corporations owned by real estate developers has become par for the course in D.C. politics, from Jack Evans to Jim Graham, and the Council nixed an attempt to ban them in this last round of ethics reforms.

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