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Bruce Skarin on Government Reform

 


Campaign finance reform to end pervasive corruption

An independent candidate for the US Senate, Skarin took part last year in the NH Rebellion, a two-week trudge across the Granite State to underscore the need for campaign finance reform to end what participants called pervasive corruption in Washington.

Now Skarin is raising money in $15 increments to finance a 1,000-mile walk around Massachusetts starting in April to highlight his campaign against Democratic Sen. Edward Markey.

"This may seem like an incredibly ambitious thing to do, but I don't think it's the least bit crazy," Skarin said. "I'm trying to put an emphasis on the need of representing the people. Right now there's institutional corruption."

By accepting only up to $15 per person a year, he said, he won't be beholden to the special interest groups, large corporations & powerful industries that he says exercise disproportionate influence in Congress. Skarin's immediate goal is to collect 334 donations and qualify as an official candidate with the Federal Election Commission.

Source: Worcester Telegram on 2014 Massachusetts Senate race , Feb 14, 2014

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