Cost of running for U.S. Senate: $782 per hour.

July 28, 2012 | By | Reply More

I already assumed that Senators need to raise a lot of money to run a campaign, but I didn’t know it was THIS MUCH: $782 per hour. Here’s the infographic from United Republic:

I can’t get over these numbers: To run a campaign for Senator, you need to raise $782 PER HOUR for six years. There is no mystery as to why the system is so corrupt. Even the consciences of most good-hearted people will wilt in this terrible environment.


Category: Campaign Finance Reform, Corporatocracy, Corruption

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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