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Sun Dec 10, 2017, 09:39 AM

2. Our donors

How should the Democratic base think about our own wealthy donors, in a post-Citizens United world?
Grateful, for starters. We NEED them to counterbalance the massive money pouring in on the right. So, thank you...
But maybe a little wary, also. It’s a foot on the scale, that people who are so successful at making money have extra influence. The GOP Tax Bill is a handout to billionaires — but can we say that without offending some of our donors? Obviously some do.
Looking at Open Secrets, I review a list of bundlers for Hillary’s campaign. it is interesting to me to see J.B. Pritzker high on the list (running for governor of Illinois): Tom Steyer at ther very top of the list as biggest bundler, who is now running ads to try to impeach Trump, and Stephen Cloobeck is a little further down on the list, intending to run for governor. How many other big donors will decide to appeal directly to the public or to run for office? They must be frustrated, as we all are.

We have a vote and a voice, they have a vote and a giant voice and big checkbooks.

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