Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
Gubernatorial campaign funds reach $46 million
Role of money in representation
Andrew Garber made me ponder an underrated issue regarding campaign funding [“Tab for governor’s race: $46 million,” NWSunday, Nov. 4]. Money is clearly a necessary tool in helping politicians provide the public with important information about their ideologies, policies, etc.
However, such large donations given from independent organizations (that are probably out-of-state), or other private parties, could be harmful to democracy.
How is it sure that my representative will advocate for my needs, versus the big-spending private and potentially out-of-state donors? It would be fascinating to see how political behavior would change if a cap were placed on private donations.
— Shelly Grant, Bellingham