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Orman: politics ‘rigged’ for major parties

Greg Orman
Greg Orman

Greg Orman, the independent who lost to Sen. Pat Roberts in Kansas last fall, today accused both major parties of rigging the rules of political campaigns.

“The more the two parties work to rig the system to their advantage, the less responsive they become to voters,” he writes in The Hill.

He’s particularly upset about rules in last year’s catch-all spending bill that give the major parties a fund-raising advantage.

“Under the new rules, an individual can contribute up to $777,600 per year to the Democratic Party or the Republican Party, but can only give $5,400 to an independent candidate running for federal office,” he says. “Only a Washington politician could justify such a disparity.”

Orman is believed to be considering another campaign in Kansas.