Former chief executive officer at Goldman Sachs and former Democratic senator and governor of New Jersey Jon Corzine (bundled more than $500,000)
Democratic National Committee Treasurer and DNC’s highest-ranking openly gay official Andrew Tobias (bundled more than $500,000)
This is because, in this flawed democracy, effective choice does not happen at the ballot box but in a marketplace (and smoke-filled rooms) where heavy-hitting bundlers/lobbyists and government officials meet to buy and sell policy, to take bribes and peddle influence. This is the true treachery among us.
“‘Absent a statute like the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act, there is no way of knowing if the information candidates are releasing is complete or if they are omitting bundlers who might attract negative attention … It’s only with a [new] statute requiring disclosure of all bundlers that you will get full disclosure.’” Paul Ryan, an attorney at the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center, spoke with OpenSecrets Blog. Published on iWatch News (http://www.iwatchnews.org)
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