August 11, 2015

Five Reasons Hillary Clinton Has Given Larry Lessig To Run For President

Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig announced via video that he is exploring a run for president as a Democrat. Lessig’s campaign has a singular focus: “[t]o revamp campaign finance laws and rid the country of what he calls “political corruption.”

What’s the driving force behind this earnest albeit long-shot run? Lessig’s belief that no other candidate in the race is adequately addressing this issue.

Here are the top 5 reasons Hillary Clinton has given Lessig to jump in:

1. Clinton openly coordinates with her own Super PAC, Correct The Record.

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2. Clinton personally solicits checks for the Super PAC Correct The Record, too.

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3. Clinton’s campaign engages in list exchanges with another pro-Clinton Super PAC, Ready For Hillary.

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4. Clinton’s campaign chairman was caught on camera raising checks from wealthy donors at the same time she was decrying money in politics and calling for a constitutional amendment banning “unaccountable money.”

5. Just yesterday, the AP reported that a “Group Backing Clinton Gets $1M From Untraceable Donors.

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If like Lessig your top concern is campaign finance violations, Hillary Clinton has given you a few reasons to want to defeat her.