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The Party of Organized Money

By Robert C. Koehler

REMINDER (for those of you in the Chicago area), my book-launch celebration party will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at the ledgendary Heartland Cafe, 7000 N. Glenwood Avenue, Chicago.  My new book, Courage Grows Strong at the Wound, is now on sale. Please see info following this week’s column.

Thud goes hope. Whatever the causes of “voter dissatisfaction” and voter despair that gave the party of destruction so much power back, I sit in dread the next morning not so much of the results as of the phenomenon of openly purchased elections.

“The midterms have shattered spending records for a nonpresidential contest, providing a likely blueprint for the frenzy to come when the White House is up for grabs in two years.”

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Corporate entity becomes ‘candidate,’ kicks off bid for Congress

By Stephen C. Webster
Raw Story

When the Supreme Court decided the case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, henceforth allowing corporate soft money to influence U.S. elections, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) cynically opined that it would lead to the election of the “congressman from Wal-Mart.”

Turns out, he may be right.

Meet Murray Hill, Inc., the first corporation to run for Congress in the United States.

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