Flynn Broady on Campaign Finance Reform
Q. Many Americans believe that campaign finance reform is essential for a healthy democracy. As a member of the House of Representatives, what is your position on this issue?
A. Campaign finance reform is an imperative. The present system is like asking the fox to guard the hen house. Lobbyists, big corporations and special interest groups fund those who support their position on relative issues. The electorate, the ones who vote, have their voices dwarfed by the sound of the cash hitting the bank accounts of those who are elected to supposedly serve the people. The American political system favors the incumbent and penalizes the challengers. We should limit how much special interests are allowed to contribute through all means including paying candidates for services.