Campaign spending

You shouldn’t need to be rich to run

You shouldn’t need to be rich to run

We should let candidates draw salaries from campaign accounts

A POSITIVE BY-PRODUCT of the Trump presidency is the ever growing number of people interested in running for office at all levels of government. Organizations like EMILY’s List, which helps pro-choice women get elected, report that since Election Day 2016 more than 25,000 women have signed up to run. Having realized that democracy is not(...)

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Pols have carte blanche with campaign cash

Pols have carte blanche with campaign cash

Few restrictions on how lawmakers use their campaign accounts

FOR MASSACHUSETTS POLITICIANS, campaign accounts are the gifts that keep on giving. In or out of office, living or dead, there’s a lot of leeway in how elected officials spend the money they raise from supporters. From a cup of coffee to parking tickets; from Halloween costumes and decorations to tux rentals and purchases; from(...)

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