Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Santa Fe New Mexican: Opinion

Letters to the editor, August 13, 2015

Your front-page story (“Small pool of rich donors dominates election giving,” Aug. 2) neglected to mention that there is one leading presidential candidate who rejects backing by the super political action committees. While a handful of tycoons underwrite the likes of Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders has raised more than $15 million from tens of thousands of contributors, many giving small donations. Bernie’s message that the wheels of the American economy and access to the White House belong to average, working families — not to a tiny class of billionaires — is resonating across the country with huge crowds drawn to his rallies. When roughly 400 families account for half the money raised in the 2016 presidential campaign, as you report, it is time for a change.


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