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The Money It Takes To Be Mayor

Suffolk County  District Attorney Daniel F. Conley speaks following his swearing-in ceremony at the Suffolk University School of Law on Jan. 5, 2011. He has announced his candidacy for Mayor of Boston and currently has the largest campaign war chest (Wikipedia Commons)

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley speaks following his swearing-in ceremony at the Suffolk University School of Law on Jan. 5, 2011. He has announced his candidacy for Mayor of Boston and currently has the largest campaign war chest (Wikipedia Commons)

Yet another city councilor threw his hat into the Mayoral Race today.  Rob Consalvo said that “Boston is a great city. But there are ways to make it even greater and to make sure everyone in it benefits from that greatness.”

Today we look into another question. The money question; it flows through Boston politics just as it does nationally.

Guest

John Carroll, Mass Communications professor at Boston University; blogger at CampaignOutsider.com 


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  • http://www.facebook.com/bkort Barry Kort

    The newest TED Talk from Larry Lessig, just released yesterday, addresses this issue of money in the primary races being the deciding factor in who gets elected.

    Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim

    There is a corruption at the heart of American politics, caused by the dependence of Congressional candidates on funding from the tiniest percentage of citizens. That’s the argument at the core of this blistering talk by legal scholar Lawrence Lessig. With rapid-fire visuals, he shows how the funding process weakens the Republic in the most fundamental way, and issues a rallying bipartisan cry that will resonate with many in the U.S. and beyond.

    Larry Lessig is the new Edward R. Murrow.

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