03.02.16 Like Bob McDonnell and Donald Trump? You’ll love David Trone!
The Seventh State blog reports today that David Trone is poster child #1 in Bob McDonnell’s corruption trial. (In case you’ve forgotten, McDonnell is the former Virginia governor who was caught taking “gifts” from donors doing business with the state.) Trone – ala Donald Trump – has been claiming that he is incorruptible because he is self-financing his campaign for Congress in Maryland Disrict 8. In fact, Trone has been spreading his money all over the country “buying access” (same words as Trump uses), with more than $150k in donations to right-wing freaks.
While Trone/Trump’s actions may be legal, this behavior is at the root of our corrupt political system, where money buys outcomes.
Is David Trone a worthy candidate for MD8? Well, given that others, Jamie Raskin in particular, are leading the effort get money out of politics, it’s a pretty easy call.
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