Saturday, September 12, 2015

The 6th Man....

Larry Lessig is running.

A little known candidate has entered the race. He's a Harvard professor who believes that corporations and big money donors ruined democracy. He chose to run as a Democrat.

Larry Lessig announced his bid for the clown car.

He's officially the 6th man. He is the candidate that vows to fight for campaign finance reform.

Lessig 2016.pngHe said his only mission as the President of the United States is to pass restrictions on fundraising in political elections. He wants to take big money out of the elections.

If he can pass campaign fiance reform under his watch, he will resign.

Will he even get on the stage with Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley, Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee?

The Democrats will have the first debate in October in Las Vegas. It's featured on CNN.

It makes six candidate running. If Vice President Joe Biden makes his decision to run for a third time, it will officially be seven candidates. It's by far the weakest field of Democrats so far.

Lawrence "Larry" Lessig (born June 3, 1961) is an American academic, political activist, and attorney. He is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. As an attorney, he is a member of the Illinois Bar.

He is a proponent of reduced legal restrictions on copyright, trademark, and radio frequency spectrum, particularly in technology applications, and he has called for state-based activism to promote substantive reform of government with a Second Constitutional Convention.

In May 2014, he launched a crowd-funded political action committee which he termed Mayday PAC with the purpose of electing candidates to Congress who would pass campaign finance reform.
Got to get the money out of politics.
Lessig announced that he was exploring a possible candidacy for President of the United States in the 2016 election, promising to run if his exploratory committee raised $1 million by Labor Day.

After accomplishing this, on September 6, 2015, Lessig announced that he would become a candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. Lessig has stated that if elected president, he would resign the office and transfer power to his vice president as soon as he accomplished his goals of passing campaign finance reform and electoral reform legislation.

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