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The Money-Vote Connection

I know you will be shocked by this AP Wire story:

You don't need a scorecard to figure out how lawmakers vote on major issues. You just need to tabulate their campaign donations.


Isn't that just fashionable cynicism?

Of course, this prompts the age-old chicken-egg question, "Do lawmakers vote the way they do because of the donations of their campaign contributors, or do campaign contributors donate because of the way lawmakers vote?"