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

Former White House senior adviser David Axelrod took to Twitter on Wednesday to call for an end to the “SuperPac and faux SuperPac game,” and proposing a campaign finance system where fully-disclosed funds go straight to candidates as an alternative.“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.