Having been naive enough to think that I could raise sufficient money to get my message out to the Congressional district where I live, I file to run. What I found was that few people will give to a candidate who has not already raised a heap of money. I could not get a campaign manager to talk to me until I showed him $50-75 thousand in the campaign account. The cost of media was so great that the winner in a six-candidate field spent about 1/2 million. The runner-up spent almost as much. I wound up fourth with 10% of the vote. I spend $15,000. total. Media time is what wins an election. That cost money. That is why the wealthy are the ones who win elections. The problem isn't corporate money, it is the size of the population.