Nick Nyhart in The Worcester Telegram and Gazette News

The Worcester Telegram and Gazette News quotes Public Campaign Action Fund Executive Director Nick Nyhart on the relationship between candidates and special interest donors.

"'Voters make a direct connection between where candidates get their money and how they vote,' which can create problems of trust among constituents for even the cleanest lobbyist-friendly congressman or senator, Mr. Nyhart said. A congressman's loyalty to his home district is a fundamental necessity of representative democracy, he said, which can be compromised when congressmen depend on lobbyists instead of constituents to finance their campaigns."

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