For some reason, I'm allowing something to get under my skin in regard to political campaigns and outside contributions. The senate race in W. Virginia, for example, has Manchin (D) presently receiving a few hundred thousand dollars but only 3% of it coming from the good residents of his state. His counterpart, Ossoff (D) is in the runoff in Georgia, and has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from outside interests as well. To me, whether Republican, Democrat, Socialist, Communist or the Dr. Seuss party, if a person cannot vote in a particular state's elections, a contribution should be illegal plain and simple. If I was a resident of a state and found a politician receiving out of state contributions, the first thought in my somewhat suspicious brain would be that the politician would become obliged to reward those same out of state contributors and not pay enough attention to the instate problems. Yes, I realize that out of state and even out of country money is political party oriented but the basics still remain that it is the state's interests, and NOT the political party, which should be epitomized in the thoughts of every citizen of a state. Outside contributions just do not pass the sniff test and makes my skin itch to boot.