'Before we give you that contract, we'll just need to see how much you've spent to re-elect the President' 

As part of an application for a government contract, the White House wants to require the company to report all the company's political activity. The administration presents this as a way to increase transparency. It strikes me as a way to further politicize the process of government contracts.

A Hill story today explores that same theme, with the head of the American League of Lobbyists making similar objections to the ones I make.

President Obama will raise a billion dollars this year and get hundreds of millions in support from independent expenditures. The incumbent advantage is already strong enough. Loyalty tests for would-be contractors won't help.

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