Welcome to Rule by Oligarchy
- Because of the insanely large legislative districts in the People's Republic, only millionaires or candidates willing to be purchased by special interest groups have any chance to win an election.
Members of the California Legislature pulled in more than $56 million in campaign cash from January 2013 through June, state data shows.
The Legislature’s majority Democrats have raised about $43 million so far during the current two-year session. Republican lawmakers, meanwhile, have collected about $13 million, according to state data updated late last week to reflect campaign-finance reports covering the first six months of the year.
The average contribution was about $1,200. The biggest chunk of money, almost $17 million, came from Sacramento-based donors – including $11 million from business groups, labor unions and other interests in the Capitol-centric 95814 ZIP code reports the Sacramento Bee.
Lawmakers’ most successful fundraising month was June 2013, when their campaign committees collectively raised more than $5.6 million. The money-raising runner-up was October 2013, when lawmakers collected almost $5 million, the data shows.
Among Democratic lawmakers, campaign committees of former Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, D-Los Angeles, collected the most during the past 18 months, about $3.4 million in itemized contributions. Among Republicans, campaign committees of state Sen. Andy Vidak, R-Hanford, who won an expensive special election a year ago and faces another tough race this year, received $1.4 million through June, according to the data.
|The Way Elections Should Be|
The West Virginia House of Delegates legislative districts have a population of only 18,000 people. An average citizen in West Virginia can easily afford to run for and win public office. In addition, legislators are paid only $20,000 per year. The legislature meets for 60 days, adjourns and its members need to go home and work for a living like a normal citizen.
Meanwhile in the People's Republic of California, the State Assembly seats are pushing 500,000 each in population and legislators live full time as wealthy Lords in Sacramento. In California only those candidates anointed and funded by the Elites will win office in our oligarchy.