Elections are not for sale

As a voter, I am terribly dismayed by the huge amount of money coming from corporate interests to many campaigns across the country. Super PACs and corporate money are damaging our democracy and making it very difficult for voters to know truth from lies.

We should not continue to allow this kind of money to influence elections. This year, we are seeing billionaires and corporations dump huge sums into campaigns. I sincerely hope that voters will be able to recognize that greedy billionaires aren’t donating money out of the kindness of their hearts — they expect something in return!

The beauty of voting is that every vote is equal. It is my hope that most Americans will cast their ballots in their own best interests or that of their friends and families and not believe the lies told by ads made with corporate money!

I want a representative who will go to Washington for me and my family and not the interests of big money. That is why I am voting for Patsy Keever for the U.S. House of Representatives, District 10. She has a true grass-roots campaign and is a candidate for the people. She will not be beholden to corporate interests. For this election, we need to show corporate candidates like Patrick McHenry that elections are not for sale!

— Cheryl Thomas Orengo
Asheville

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