Phil Arballo lost to Devin Nunes and turned it into a career. Now he’s running again
The rule is intended to allow moderate-income people, who are less likely to be able to take a break of a year or more from their jobs, to run for office, according to Brendan Fischer, the director of federal reform for the Campaign Legal Center. “Not everybody can afford to devote themselves full time to campaigning for office and rely on a savings account or a trust fund to feed themselves,” Fischer said. “Some are reluctant to do so because voters might judge them harshly, but some are able to make the case that they’re working class and need to use campaign funds as a salary.”
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