Letter: Limit campaign contributions locally

The Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C. on

The Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C. on March 31, 2012. Photo Credit: Getty Images

advertisement | advertise on newsday

I've been reading how unlimited money can affect elections ["Donor cap tossed," News, April 3], and I'm surprised that no one has considered this way to minimize the problem.

What might work would be to require that all contributors come from the candidate's own political area. Donors could contribute all they want, but only in their county, village, state and congressional districts.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

That alone would create fairer elections. It would help restrain people and corporations in distant parts of the country that have no real interest in a local area, except to gain political and financial advantage.

Robert Savelli, Wheatley Heights


Newsday.com now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.

You also may be interested in: