"Bribe the Senate" campaign misfires

07/26/2013 | Adweek/AdFreak blog

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Gun-control advocates jokingly launched a "Bribe the Senate" campaign recently, seeking to raise funds to match the gun lobby's donations to key lawmakers dollar-for-dollar. Lawyers warned that openly seeking cash for bribes could lead to jail time, so organizers quickly pulled the plug on the campaign. "We get it. Bribes are bad. You can't pay a politician to change their vote," says co-founder Emil Tiismann. "Next time, we will form a proper political lobbying organization so that we can collect unlimited cash in order to have a meaningful political conversation with our elected officials."

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