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Fitzsimon: Auctioning of political offices

“But not nearly enough has been said about political parties morphing into money laundering machines ...”

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Every election teaches us a little more about the political process that we use to select our leaders in Raleigh and Washington and this one was no exception.

One of the unmistakable lessons from the 2012 North Carolina campaigns is that our current campaign finance laws are pathetically inadequate and do virtually nothing to restrict the auctioning off of political offices to the highest bidders.

It’s not just the Citizens United ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that allows corporate money to flow directly to groups trying to influence the election of one candidate or another with virtually no disclosure of where the massive corporate cash is coming from.

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