This all can be checked pretty much online... I sent this in as comments to CREDO for a petition against Citizens United for I think the SEC.

Here in West Virginia the 2004 election for supreme court justice was "bought" by former Massey Coal CEO Don Blankenship. To insure he would not lose hundreds of millions of dollars in lawsuits for using cancer causing chemicals in their fracking operations which seeped into the water supply in southern WV homes he successfully got Brent Benjamin elected over the popular Democrat incumbant Warren Mcgraw in what was declared the most negative campaign in the country. Later a video of the two men,(Blankenship and Benjamin), surfaced with them together on a Mediterranian cruise.

Later after a mine explosion that killed 29 miners in 2010,a report about the cause,(lack of safety compliance), claims that Massey used its power “to attempt to control West Virginia's political system.” The report cites how politicians were afraid of the company because it “was willing to spend vast amounts of money to influence elections".

Now with Citizens United we can expect this type of injustice on a much larger scale.



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