Friday, December 16, 2005

Sen. Incredible!

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!

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