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“The sole purpose of giving is access,” U.S. Senator Alan Simpson

Like our former Senator, Alan Simpson, I’m deeply concerned about the influence of money on our representatives’ decision making. I know you are as well. But talk is useless, which is why I have a specific plan in place to address this problem.

Look, we all know there is only one reason a PAC, special interest, or company executive gives to a politician: to influence votes and to gain access.

That’s wrong.

In fact, when I decided to run for office, people told me it would be tough running against John Barrasso. When I asked why, all they said was, “Because he’s raised so much money”. Not once in this campaign has anyone said it’s because he’s done so much for Wyoming families — just that he has lots of money.

That’s sad. It needs to change. It’s part of the swamp draining.

I’m proposing three changes in the Federal Election Rules:
  1. A U.S. Senator may not solicit or accept any campaign contributions until six months prior to re-election.
  2. Candidates for U.S. Senate may only accept contributions from individuals, and are not allowed to accept money from any type of corporation, entity, or Political Action Committee.
  3. A Political Action Committee must publicly disclose all sources of contributions, no less than quarterly.
With this simple change, some great things happen for us as citizens!
  1. Our senators work full-time for us, not spend 27% of their time fundraising.
  2. Lobbyists, PACs, and special interests lose their hold on our representatives.
  3. Full transparency and public disclosure of all money that is donated to PACs.
  4. Senators are free to vote the interests of the families they serve.
  5. Politicians get re-elected by doing a good job, not because they’ve raised a lot of money.

I will propose these changes on the senate floor, and am hopeful that Senator Enzi will proudly stand with me in co-sponsoring this bill, showing the country that Wyoming leads the way in draining the swamp.


Stand with my to stop the Washington money machine. Sign the petition.

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Meanwhile, I plan to walk the talk. Here is my pledge to the families of Wyoming:

Special interests and big corporate America won't like these changes — not a bit. Don't be surprised if special interest money starts pouring into the John Barrasso campaign now. It's what big money interests do when they're threatened.

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