How the Rich Are Turning State and Local Races Into Their Own Personal Political Playgrounds | Alternet

The 2012 election has become a political extreme sport for wealthy individuals and corporate America, as they have blown off whatever’s left in campaign finance laws and have strutted on the electoral field as the rest of us watch like spectators from the cheap seats. But what’s not fully appreciated is how the plutocrats’ stampede doesn’t stop with the presidency, but is playing an outsized role in many down-ballot and state races.

via How the Rich Are Turning State and Local Races Into Their Own Personal Political Playgrounds | Alternet.

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