Thursday, March 16, 2006

Mike Crapo, the distinguished senator from the Virgin Islands?

Apparently Mr. Crapo is more popular in the Virgin Islands than he is in Idaho!

SR.com: Crapo donations questioned

While I understand the free speech argument of campaign contributions, I have a philosophic issue with entities far removed from the issues in Idaho providing campaign contributions, basically interfering in Idaho politics. The barriers presented by these external entity's contributions are essentially disenfranchising potential candidates in the state. This would seem like there would be a legal argument against restricting equal access to candidates. I don't know what the solution is, but I am confident that this is situation that was not intended by the framers of our constitution.

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