Running for office is a full-time job. How one candidate is still getting paid

Roll Call

Erin Chlopak, director of campaign finance strategy at the Campaign Legal Center, said that was the goal of the provision, which was adopted in 2002. “The underlying objective here is to make it possible for ordinary Americans to run for office, the benefit being we would have representatives who better reflect the people who are electing them and not only people with sufficient wealth,” Chlopak said.

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