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Self Funding and Special Interests

I agree that Norcross' motivations are suspect.  Public comments by anyone in that much trouble should be taken with a grain of salt.

But the matter of candidates being beholden to special interests still concerns me.  Perhaps I'm overly cynical, but I see self-funding as a double-edged sword.  Someone such as the Senator will have to go to fewer PACs during his campaign.  However, having been such a successful businessman, I imagine he has ties and loyalties that must be considered.

I think this is especially true with the pharmaceutical industry.  Whether it's the soaring costs of prescription medicine or healthcare programs, drug companies seem to already have a startling amount of influence in government.  

I'm sure that the Senator's campaign has considered this and has a measured, logical response.  I was wondering if it would be addressed in this forum.  

by BrianNJ on June 29 at 11:39 AM EST
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what kind of response is there?

Corzine has always been independent.  He is and always has been unbossed.  

by Matt Stoller on June 29 at 12:47 PM EST
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