As Election Day looms (next Tuesday), the mainstream media will intensify the hype over how important this particular election of government officials to represent us will be.

I’d just like to discuss a subject that isn’t sexy, but very relevant to our republic.

Have you ever seen a poor politician? Maybe in the beginning of their political endeavors but how is it that they rarely stay so moderately grounded and financially relatable to many of the people they come to represent once elected?

Campaign finance reform isn’t an interesting enough subject to dominate many headlines but it is one of importance and should be something we all should be engaged in discussing and possibly protesting while insisting that changes be made.

Our elected officials spend an awful lot of time raising funds for their campaigns and their parties, especially after becoming elected, rather than actually doing the work that needs to be done.

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