Rep. Wood: 'Hiding money isn't fair, and it never has been fair'

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Rep. John VanderWoude, R-Nampa, the Idaho House majority caucus chair, told his fellow members of the Legislature’s working group on ethics and campaign finance reform this morning that he had a point he wanted to stress: “I haven’t had a dime given to me that’s changed my mind. A lot of people would like to change my mind, but money won’t do it. A lot of the times we go under the perception that legislators can be bought. I haven’t found any legislators in Idaho that can be bought.” He added, “I struggle with the premise that money is influencing the legislators, and I don’t believe it. I believe that if you make a good, solid argument you can win the argument, and if it’s not a good argument, you lose, and I’ve lost several of ‘em. But I’ve never...

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