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People with the means to write Christie a $100,000 check he asked for have a right to be heard in politics, but so do the vast majority of Americans who don’t have that kind of money. What will make the campaign finance system better — and our elected officials more responsive — is participation by more of us, not a heavy reliance on just a select, wealthy few.
Public Campaign Action Fund Executive Director David Donnelly in an oped in New Jersey in response to Gov, Chris Christie’s call to get rid of contribution limits. 

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If somebody wants to write me a $100,000 check to my campaign, great.

- Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.), calling for an end to limits on what individuals can give directly to candidates (Star-Ledger).

Just for reference: the median household income in New Jersey is $71,000 (it’s about $53,000 for the country as a whole)

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Insufficient Influence

Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) is in Chicago today for a series of fundraisers, including:

"Private meetings in the afternoon with high-dollar donors were to be capped with a dinner at the home of billionaire couple Ken and Anne Griffin."

In 2012, Griffin was asked, “Do you think the ultrawealthy have an inordinate or inappropriate amount of influence on the political process?”

His response: “I think they actually have an insufficient influence.”

Does a dinner at your home with a possible 2016 presidential candidate count as sufficient or? 

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BuzzFeed: Mark Zuckerberg Will Hold Fundraiser For Chris Christie

"Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will host a fundraiser next month in his Palo Alto home for Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, both camps confirmed to BuzzFeed.

"Christie, who is up for reelection this year, first met Zuckerberg in 2010, when the Silicon Valley billionaire donated $100 million to Newark public schools. But the backing from Facebook’s chairman and chief executive offers far more than money: It is a mark of how Christie, almost alone among his party, has emerged as the sort of natural figure who can cut deep into traditionally Democratic constituencies, like powerful young tech magnates."

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