The biggest myth in politics is that donors give money to candidates in order to “buy” their vote. The fact is conservative donors give money to conservative candidates because they are already conservative and like-minded. The same happens on the left. Annie’s List gives money to liberal candidates because they are already liberal, not to buy their vote.
Every now and then, however, someone comes along, breaks that mold, and spreads money around in order to purchase influence, or worse, expecting a quid pro quo. This year a certain Gerald Haddock has appeared on the scene… and where ever he shows up things get shady and bizarre quickly. Read More