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Are Elections for the Rich? Two Thirds of the Senate are Millionaires.

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Would Meg Whitman have won the California primary for the governorship if she hadn't spent $71 million of her own money on her campaign? Probably not -- since she was running against another mega-millionaire, Steve Poizner, who spent $25 million of his own money on his campaign. That's almost $100 million spent to buy a millionaire the chance to run for office. For a job that pays slightly higher than $150,000...

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