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Anymouse 🌹12/03/2018 9:38:39 pm PST

re: #66 freetoken

The problem is not that Beto takes campaign donations from industries in his area.

All elected officials do this.

The problem is that as a society we have strong dissonance over what an election should be, in regards to how they are funded.

It’s easy to label the oil&gas industry as evil, but in reality we all participate in that business.

In my mind the real need is to make all campaign donations public over a small amount (say $100), and especially to PACs.

However, I wonder how many voters really care? I bet less than 1% of voters make up their minds based on who are funding this or that candidate.

As noted at the Open Secrets page for Beto O’Rourke, he did not take any PAC money at all for his Senate run. It was all individual donations. He took no money from businesses.

re: #64 freetoken

Beto is listed second here:

The link to that page is somewhat misleading, as it just shows the total from each industry and its workers.

This link breaks it down by individual donations and PACs. Oil and gas PAC (and every other PAC except the Democratic Party) are all $0.

It is unsurprising that Beto O’Rourke would get a large amount of donations from oil and gas workers, considering that oil and gas is a large employment sector in Texas.

Wait, it is surprising. That’s Texas and he damn near knocked of Ted Cruz in the election, for a seat which should have been a cakewalk for an R.