Its about time we follow money trails in Lake County. We think its important to find out who is backing who. It will tell you a lot about the decision making process of the elected official. Its freedom of speech to contribute to a candidate, we don't disagree with that. But, we also know many times contributions come with a catch. The average voter, within the voting district, supporting with $25 or $50 bucks normally wants their candidate to win, to follow through with good intentions for the public. Other contributors who live no where near the district, that contribute hundreds and thousands of dollars to a candidate normally wants more then a win, they want a place at the table. They want the elected official to think of them when they vote on legislation, sometimes they want the candidate to craft legislation on their behalf, not the behalf of the people the official was hired to serve. Now, these contributors are not evil, they are just exercising their rights. So lets join them, and exercise our rights....lets connect the dots if you will.
We will be beginning the process of posting campaign contributions. If a State Rep sits on the Health Committee in Columbus, and receives contributions from the pharmaceutical industry, you should know about it. If elected Republicans are giving contributions to Democrats you should know about it. Who gives to who? How could the contribution effect you? Position by position, from Lake County Commissioner to State Representative. From our judges to our mayors. This should be fun.....
4 days ago