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Fire Your Congressman – a Discussion with Norbert Richter – Episode 340

Norbert Richter is the founder of Fire Your Congressman. The group focuses on removing ineffective and crooked politicians. Norbert explains the methods used to determine the most inefficient members of Congress.

He uses his struggles during a personal attempt to run for Congress against incumbent Ted Yoho. Richter explains his inability to gain traction in the primary, describing parts of the super complex algorithm used to rate the congressman.

About Norbert Richter:

Norbert Richter launched Fire Your Congressman after he considered running as a primary challenger against Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla. Richter said he found that the party inhibited challengers to the sitting representative by restricting fundraising opportunities and chances to engage with the incumbent in debates.

“A challenge to an incumbent is something very frowned upon and discouraged,” Richter said. “If both parties are discouraging involvement and primary challengers of the candidates… the representation starts to fail, and we’re witnessing that right now.”

Richter’s main goal, he said, is to bring accountability to Congress.

Fire Your Congressman is a nonpartisan campaign fundraising organization that wants to help elect new candidates that normally wouldn’t have a chance against powerful incumbents.

Connect with Norbert and Fire Your Congressman:

Twitter: @FYC_PAC 

Facebook: @achallengerineveryrace

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