Beto O'Rourke criticizes 'perverse corruption' of fundraising for Congress
AUSTIN – U.S. Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke railed Saturday against what he described as a "transactional," money-driven culture that keeps incumbents in Congress, criticizing his own party for prioritizing fundraising over people and policies.
O'Rourke, an El Paso congressman and underdog candidate to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in the November election, detailed to several hundred people at a South By Southwest panel that political parties expect lawmakers to make inroads with interest groups, ask them for money and later favor their legislation.
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