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Granholm On Fundraising: "Amend Our Constitution To Save Our Democracy"

The role of money in politics isn't the boon for politicians that one might expect, says Fmr. Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-Mich.). Time spent fundraising is time not spent serving constituents, and it wears on officeholders. While politicians enter the field with "high minded notions of changing the world," raising the money to serve becomes an extra job. Granholm says fundraising pressures have only increased since Citizens United, and that the pressure to raise money is just one reason we should reform campaign finance to get our legislators legislating again, instead of making calls and shaking hands. "This isn't a partisan issue," Granholm insists. "This is a national crisis."

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