Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Standing for Office is Expensive!

For those who may not know, for whatever reason, running for office in today's highly specialized world is expensive. First a candidate must pay a registration fee; that's small potatoes compared to the advertising that's required to make oneself known.

So how much would a political candidate normally shell out? It depends. Obviously candidates for state and national offices receive numerous contributions from business interests...ahem. What about local candidates for county offices? Some of them also receive such contributions, mainly from friends and family. It's still an expensive business for someone who doesn't make a large salary...or someone who can't afford to invest in a failing effort.

How does such a candidate fund his/her campaign? We've heard the current wife's divorce settlement makes a nice start.


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