Some friends are hosting a party this evening as a political fundraiser for someone who is running for Governor. The "suggested donation" was $50 per person.

When I see them, or any other friend who may have attended this party, if they ask why I didn't go, how do I explain?

I have nothing against the hosts of the party, or the political party being represented, and I have nothing against the person running for office. He is my current state representative.

I don't like the idea that the only way of getting face time with a political representative is if you're willing to fork over the cash. Joe Biden was here for a $500 a plate dinner. Really? Aren't you currently Vice President? Why do you need money so badly?

I wish there was a way to make politics not be so money-centric.
Minneapolis, MN