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Money Equals Candidacy

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It’s another example of how public office is out of reach for most of us.Harry Carson, one of the most feared linebackers ever to play in the NFL says he may run for congress.

Carson has been talking to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee about the idea, which became more attractive last week after redrawing of congressional districts and the resulting moves left Republican Rep. Scott Garrett, one of the state’s most conservative delegation members, without a Democratic challenger in the northern part of the state.

The former New York Giant has never held political office. His political views are unknown. However, what makes him an attractive candidate is one thing: He has a lot of money. Carson could afford to fund his own campaign. A campaign that could easily cost a few million dollars.

How many of US could do that?

That is unfortunately what politics has become. It’s a playground for the rich. If you don’t have the money, you don’t have a chance. It’s also, perhaps, the main reason those who are elected to these office can’t relate to the struggles of the people they are supposed to represent.

 

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