Americans think it’s getting cheaper to buy a congressman or governor, according to a new poll by Rasmussen Reports.

How cheap? Thirty-five percent say the going rate is $10,000 or less. In Connecticut, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was limited to donations of no more than $100 to qualify for public financing.

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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