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Candidate ME 3 - The A$K...For Money Light And Dark

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Tom Bullock
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This week, we're saving the best for last. As in the last interview in this episode. It's a rare look inside the world of 'dark money' groups looking to influence you and your vote. These groups can and do keep their donor lists secret and they aren’t known for talking with reporters.

But first, have you ever cold called someone to ask for $5,000? If you have you're likely a political candidate.

Host Tom Bullock learns the ropes of fundraising and makes a few cold calls. And our completely biased political panel is back to talk big money in politics.

We're really excited about this episode. Hit play and you'll see why.

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Tom Bullock decided to trade the khaki clad masses and traffic of Washington DC for Charlotte in 2014. Before joining WFAE, Tom spent 15 years working for NPR.  Over that time he served as everything from an intern to senior producer of NPR’s Election Unit.  Tom also spent five years as the senior producer of NPR’s Foreign Desk where he produced and reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Haiti, Egypt, Libya, Lebanon among others.  Tom is looking forward to finally convincing his young daughter, Charlotte, that her new hometown was not, in fact, named after her.