• Welch deserves another term
    October 25,2012
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    I am voting to send U.S. Rep. Peter Welch from my home town of Hartland back to Washington so he can continue his good representation of us in Congress.

    There are many reasons to vote for Peter. I will highlight just one: He has been fighting the influence of money in politics. This has become harder, but also more important than ever, since the Citizens United decision.

    In that case, the U. S. Supreme Court combined the doctrine that corporations have the same constitutional rights as citizens and the doctrine that spending money is the same thing as constitutionally protected speech. The political Frankensteinís monster that they created is now spewing super PAC money into elections.

    Peter has co-sponsored three constitutional amendments to overturn Citizens United. He has co-authored legislation that would end the influence of big money in politics by publicly financing federal elections. He is leading a House effort to pressure federal agencies to police political campaigns strictly until Citizens United is overturned.

    He is doing his part to preserve our system of government. Please help him continue.

    HERBERT G. OGDEN

    Mount Tabor
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