When I was running for governor everyone asked me why I wasn’t running as a Republican. I said that I didn’t want to have my opinion swayed by a party. That was before I got an insider’s view. I have bad news Alabama… no one has your best interest in mind.
I will give praise to several people that have raised several thousands of dollars (some coming a great deal from individuals) for their election fund. I will be the first to admit I was working on a DIY budget. However, what if someone was secretly raising money behind the scenes with plans to sway their opinion even before they knew they were going to sway their opinion?
Money flow in Alabama Politics
Money is what wins elections. It shouldn’t… but it does. It is very rare that a candidate is elected without out spending their competition.
In 2017… where is most of the money?
Currently, that money is in PACs. So far PACs have raised more money to get their candidates elected… than their candidates have raised. What does all of this mean?
Do you know how Medicaid has been a hot topic that has basically been ignored? For no good reason, except that it is hard. We are literally one of the poorest states, Medicaid cannot be ignored in this state, yet for some reason it has.
One of the largest PACs in Alabama currently is a group of physicians… that you may have guessed doesn’t support Medicaid expansion.
What if a candidate that had no opinion on Medicaid was running for an office like governor, and this PAC could donate more money to his campaign that he was able to raise on his own? How much of an opinion would he be able to formulate on his own? Even though many Alabamians support Medicaid expansion.
This is only the beginning. What happens when said person with no opinion gets the money to get elected? They are controlled… Even though their constituents all want something they vote another way because the money flows from that direction.
Does the money stop once they get elected?
I will let you decided after you watch the video below: