George Allen shuns campaign transparency
March 14, 2012
The Washington Post reports, "The day after news broke that a new super PAC will be aiding the Senate campaign of George Allen (R), Timothy M. Kaine (D) proposed -- and Allen quickly rejected -- the idea that the two foes strike an agreement to force outside groups spending money on their race to disclose their donors."
Progressive Point: Virginians want independent leaders, not politicians bought and paid for by secretive corporate interests. George Allen's refusal to keep super PACs and secret money out of the Virginia Senate race means there's nothing to keep the 1% from buying this Senate race. We shouldn't be surprised when the corporate special interests that benefit most from a rigged system flood in to support the candidate who will keep it that way.
Our leaders should prioritize the values of Virginia families and strive for transparency and accountability in our democracy. George Allen says he supports open government, but his actions speak differently. Secretive special interests don't spend millions on a candidate without knowing what they'll get in return: a George Allen who caters to their interests, not ours.
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