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Democracy is not a myth

So the question is, can a candidate buy an election in America?

Can a candidate have so much money that they can flood all of the media, send countless full-color, two-sided, distorted-message mailers, hire out-of-state canvassers, and win? Is this what we want? Is this the democratic legacy that some of us still believe in?

Or is it possible for a candidate to have far less money from thousands of individual donors, have campaign ads that stick to the issues and run a campaign powered by a few thousand volunteers? This is the question.

We have to ask whether a candidate who wants to win at any cost, who will accept millions from outside sources, who chooses to attack rather than defend her own voting record, who remains loyal to an unethical president, will be the best to represent us?

Lisa Brown has years of local involvement in our community: board of the YMCA, economics professor and chancellor at EWU and of course, our state legislator.

We need her intelligence, leadership and her integrity in Washington, D.C. We need her election success to prove that the myth of democracy in America is not a myth, but real.

Eileen Martin

Spokane


 

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