McClatchy News: Clinton’s Wall Street, lobbyist donors hurt middle class defender image


“The failure of our campaign finance system to provide a meaningful way for Americans of average means to meaningfully participate in elections and to feel that their voices can be heard by candidates does not bode well for our democracy,” said Meredith McGehee, policy director at the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization.


"Lobbying and Bundling combine to make a combustible cocktail because the lobbyist fundraising helps facilitate their access and influence to the public officials on behalf of their private clients," said McGehee.

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