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Axelrod: If Money In Politics Is Inevitable, Let It Go Straight To Candidates


"Too much money in politics," Axelrod wrote, in the second of three Tweets. "But if it's inevitable, let it flow directly to candidates and demand full disclosure, with stiff penalties."

Axelrod, who also served as a senior strategist for President Obama's 2008 and 2012 campaigns, called the current campaign finance system a "mess" that has "created a cottage industry for lawyers who devise schemes to circumvent them."

Here are Axelrod's tweets, in order.

On Tuesday, NBC announced Axelrod had joined NBC News and MSNBC as a senior political analyst.

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