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Colorado Green governor candidate campaigns against big-money politics

p harry hempyThe Denver Post reports:

Harry Hempy, the Green Party candidate running in this year’s gubernatorial election, released a campaign ad Aug. 21 in which he talks about running for office on the platform of ending big-money politics and the two-party system.

Hempy talks about how the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case that the government cannot limit campaign donations because it would be a violation of the First Amendment was what really drove him to run for governor.

“The ungodly amounts of money that is spent by Democrats and Republicans to win office is not the way we should be having our elections,” he says in the video. “We don’t want money to be determining who gets elected. Colorado needs to fundamentally change its election process so that we have more than two candidates to choose from who represent more than just the money, the interests, that fund their campaigns.”

Read the full article at the Denver Post.

Dave Schwab

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