Much money is spent to influence your vote. Your current congressman has already raised over a half of a million dollars as of March 2016 for this election season. He has raised millions more for previous elections to get your vote.
See the evidence soon coming to your mailbox in the form of junk mail.
Here is where some of his money comes from according to www.opensecrets.org :
Credit Union Association
American Bankers Association
Western Mutual Insurance
College Loan Corp
Sierra Pacific Industries
Silver State Pharmaceuticals
University of California
Here are the major zip codes of where some of his money comes from according to www.opensecrets.org :
92660 (Newport Beach, CA)$140,681
95762 (El Dorado Hills, CA)$66,720
95746 (Granite Bay, CA)$57,982
91324 (Northridge, CA)$55,250
92610 (Foothill Ranch, CA)$53,850
92658 (Newport Beach, CA)$52,400
95662 (Orangevale, CA)$50,600
90266 (Manhattan Beach, CA)$47,350
91361 (Westlake Village, CA)$46,800
94024 (Los Altos, CA)$44,450
95864 (Sacramento, CA)$44,022
93654 (Reedley, CA)$43,000
93460 (Santa Ynez, CA)$42,000
95648 (Lincoln, CA)$41,250
91108 (San Marino, CA)$39,900
90272 (Pacific Palisades, CA)$39,700
90402 (Santa Monica, CA)$32,784
94402 (San Mateo, CA)$32,150
95661 (Roseville, CA)$29,900
90274 (Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA)$29,575
Most of this money is not from the district he represents.
Check out all of those who "represent" you and who are running for office at:
You can easily research where the money is coming from and how the system works.
Read the book: Nation on the Take, How Big Money Corrupts our Democracy This book was just published in March of 2016 and shows you in detail how the influence of money on politics is growing at an exponential rate.
What will a politician do to get elected? How much will it take? Where will the money come from? How much time will it take to raise millions? Why will the corporations give millions?
This district is supposed to represent 10 counties in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Mariposa, Tuolumne, Fresno, Madera, Nevada and Placer counties.
Someone who lives in the district should represent the district. Strange how our laws let someone that lives outside the counties in the district "represent" the counties in the district.
Your particular congressman is not being mentioned by name on this page. This is not a problem with an individual congressman. This is a systemic failure of the political system that would have our founding fathers rolling over in their graves. Around the world America is viewed as a plutocracy, which means governed by the extremely wealthy (not millionaires, billionaires). Let's show them that this is not the case.
This campaign is not about an individual or a political party, it is about a way to change the system from one that is ruled by the lobbyists, corporations and individuals that pay for our politicians to a system envisioned by our founding fathers.
Think of this... If you were a politician begging for money, how would you feel?