How did Jesse “The Body” Ventura become governor of Minnesota as an independent?
I asked a former resident. He said that Minnesota does not restrict campaign contributions, but it does restrict how much a candidate can spend in total in a campaign. They can monitor radio/print/TV ad prices, etc. for audit purposes. If the candidate has more money than he/she can spend, it can be used in the next election or used to fund another candidate who has not spent his/her limit.
You’ll never be able to ensure how much money a person can take in. This evens the playing field and allows for other-party candidates to have a fighting chance.
On the other hand, you could end up being represented by Jesse “The Body” Ventura…….