Friday, December 16, 2005
I learned about the late Sen. Proxmire (D-WI), who passed away this week, from watching Newshour yesterday. I know nothing of this man's politics, but this fact blew me away - he ran for the Senate in 1976 spending $177.77, and then again in 1982, $145.10, all out of pocket. No campaign contributions, certainly no TV or newspaper ads. Wow, that's unthinkable these days, and I dare say was probably so even in those times! You can watch the piece here. God bless his soul, and God bless US and every democrocy with more Proxmires!
Posted by Karthik at 4:07 PM