Louisiana Political News Wire
EDITORIAL: A link between money, politics
Andrea Seabrook didn’t make news during her speech to a recent luncheon gathering of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, a nonpartisan group that studies state issues.
Seabrook, who covers Congress for National Public Radio, told her Baton Rouge audience that many members of Congress “spend at least two to three hours a day calling people asking for (campaign) donations . . . members of Congress right now are spending as much time dialing for dollars as they do on everything else, including public policy.”
Although many members try to do what’s best for the country each day, the relationship between money and public policy skews the playing field in favor of donors with big wallets and pocket books, Seabrook suggested.
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