Turns out money in politics is all over the place at the Republican National Convention in Tampa:
Just about everything wrong with money and politics is on garish display at the Republican and Democratic conventions this week and next: pay-for-access parties for big donors and corporations; not-very-subtle influence peddling; and equally un-subtle grubbing for campaign donations from special interests…The conventions cost about three times the $18.2 million that each party gets from the federal treasury. The Republicans raised the balance for their gathering in Tampa this week from any legal donor, including corporations and individuals who can write big checks.
And while the Republican party platform might be outwardly hostile to reform on this issue, most politicos aren’t talking about corruption and campaign finance at the convention.
But we are.