Tony T. Smith Will Fight to Get Big Money Out of Politics

Billions of dollars are spent by large corporations, organizations, and wealthy individuals every election cycle to influence our elected officials, with tens of millions spent right here in Nevada.  Tony T. Smith believes this type of unregulated money in our political system prevents the people's voice from being heard, and ultimately prevents us from having a true democracy.  Part of providing an Honest Deal for Nevada is getting big money out of politics so our representatives can actually work for their constituents.  And since Tony is running a "practice what you preach" campaign, he refuses to take any contribution over $250, so you know he will always be representing you and not powerful special interests.   

 
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Why tony wants to get big money out of politics

"I believe in the ideals of our democratic republic, that the people should be able to select the person they feel will best represent their interests in the legislature.  But under our current system, the people are robbed of their voice because so many of our representatives are beholden to Big Money donors.  That is why I refuse to accept any donations totaling over $250 from any individual or entity in my race for Assembly, so I can maintain my independent judgment on behalf of the people of District 4."
                                                                    -Tony T. Smith

Tony believes our current campaign finance laws are too weak and allow what amounts to legalized bribery of our elected officials.  This is why he wants to pass the toughest campaign finance legislation in the country to get big money out of Nevada's politics so that our elected officials listen to the people and not to powerful special interests.  To be clear, Tony wants citizens to be able to express themselves by choosing to donate to political campaigns, but donations must be limited to prevent Big Money from distorting our political process.   

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you know tony will always be representing you

Tony T. Smith is running a "practice what you preach" campaign, which is why he refuses to take any donation over $250.  Tony believes it will be impossible to change our corrupt campaign finance system until the people support candidates that refuse to compromise their integrity by relying on Big Money donations.  

Tony is relying entirely on small donors to show it is possible for a candidate to win office by refusing Big Money donations, which will lead to more candidates swearing off Big Money.  The success of Tony's campaign and the rise of more candidates relying on small donors will chip away at the barriers blocking the people from having a political system that works for them, not wealthy donors.          

 

Why cap Donations at $250?

Click the link below to learn more about why Tony is capping total donations from any person or entity at $250.

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