|By Tim Steere, The Anniston Star, Ala.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Politicians on both sides of the political spectrum have received contributions from
"There's something they're interested in," said
"You have to make sure you spread it around," Brown said. "Otherwise it will burn the ground and nothing would grow."
"We've always had 11 PACs," said
Geddie estimates that his company has represented
Brown said, however, that the explanation for multiple political action committees comes down to more than traditional practices.
In addition to
"We all know that money is the mother's milk of politics," said
On the federal level,
"The more money you've got and the more your destiny is impacted by the public policy process, then the more likely you are to be spreading a lot of money around," said Browder. "I am convinced that you cannot control money in politics. It's like water. Once the water starts coming, you can patch your basement all you want, but the water will still find a way in."
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