Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in the special election to fill the seat vacated when Tom Price took a position on President Trump’s Cabinet.
The way the campaign was financed really disturbs me because every one in the media seems to think its okay for funds to pour into any political race uninhibited from outside sources. In this case the Democrat outspent the Republican by a heavy margin and they still lost, which I hope gnaws at the democrat party for long time.
I thought since campaign finance seems to be the topic of the day that this would be as good a time as any to restate my idea for campaign finance reform… something the politicians have no desire to fix and I’m always hopeful that somehow the idea will someday find traction with the general population as a grass roots movement to force government to adopt my idea.
Three simple rules for campaign finance:
- Only registered voters are allowed to make campaign contributions.
- You can only make campaign contributions to a candidate that will be on your ballot.
- You are only allowed to contribute $100 to each candidate per election cycle.
Not only would these rules keep the special interest money out of politics, but would also make every one of a candidates constitutes equally important to an elected official. And if anyone has any doubt that the $100 limit is too low just needs to sit down and do the math at any level of government before saying that a viable candidate couldn’t run an effective campaign with the funds they could potentially raise.